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Federal Inmate Agrees Extending Stay After Smuggling Drugs Into FCI Texarkana

A 47-year-old federal inmate pleaded guilty to a federal violation in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney Stephen J. Cox.

Jason Josh Parmeley pleaded guilty to aiding and abetting an attempt to obtain contraband in prison before U.S. Magistrate Judge Caroline M. Craven. Parmeley agreed to 60 to 80 months of imprisonment in his plea agreement following his current incarceration term, which will elapse in 2028.

According to information presented in court, Parmeley, while an inmate at FCI Texarkana, joined others smuggling Buprenorphine into the institution. Parmeley facilitated communication between the participants, intending the drugs distributed to inmates at the institution. Parmeley was also participating in a scheme and conspiracy to commit wire fraud while incarcerated.

Under federal statutes, Parmeley faces up to 20 years in federal prison at sentencing. The statutory sentence prescribed by Congress is provided here for information purposes, as the court will determine the sentencing based on the advisory sentencing guidelines and other statutory factors.

The Dallas Field Office of the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Inspector General, the Fort Worth Division of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Bureau of Prisons, Special Investigation Service are investigating the case. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan R. Hornok is the prosecutor.