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Non-DOJ Individual Sentenced for Conspiring with a BOP Inmate and a Then BOP Correctional Officer to Distribute and Possess with Intent to Distribute a Controlled Substance


On September 7, 2023, a non-DOJ individual was sentenced to 14 months of imprisonment followed by 3 years of supervised release for one count of conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a Schedule I controlled substance.  Victoria McConkey was sentenced in the Eastern District of Arkansas.  According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, from in or about January 2017 through on or about February 28, 2019, McConkey conspired with a then BOP Correctional Officer and a BOP inmate to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute a controlled substance at the Federal Correctional Complex Forrest City (FCC Forrest City) in Arkansas.  Specifically, on or about July 15, 2018, McConkey met with a BOP inmate at FCC Forrest City and provided him with a controlled substance with the intention that he sell the controlled substance to other FCC Forrest City inmates. In her Mirandized statement, McConkey also admitted to making the controlled substance and to paying a then BOP Correctional Officer $1,200 to smuggle the controlled substance into FCC Forrest City.  The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s Dallas Field Office, with forensic assistance provided by the OIG’s Cyber Investigations Office.

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