Illinois attorney to visit Indiana prison for 16 months

August 3, 2011
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Remember Robert Drew, that Illinois attorney who got caught trying to sneak heroin into the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute? He was indicted back in February following his August 2010 arrest after authorities were tipped off that an attorney was bringing drugs into the prison. Turns out, Drew had taped a package onto his body that contained heroin and it wasn’t the first time he had attempted to bring drugs in the prison. He said he had delivered the same type of package to the inmate three or four times. He had claimed that he snuck the drugs into prison because he and his family were being threatened.

He faced 20 years in prison and a pretty hefty fine, but instead, he pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday to 16 months in prison and ordered to pay a $2,500 fine. He’s also going to be on two years of supervised release after his release.

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