Five men will spend up to six extra months in federal prisons in West Virginia after they were convicted of smuggling drugs into facilities in Raleigh and McDowell counties.
Each man pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a prohibited object according to documents filed this week in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia.
Three of the men are incarcerated at the Federal Correction Institution McDowell, shortened to FCI McDowell, in Welch, and two of them are incarcerated at FCI Beckley, located in Beaver.
Court records did not indicate the incidents were related.
In addition to the extra months in prison, each man was ordered to pay a $10 fine, according to court records.
Marcus Buggs, 31, was sentenced to spend an additional five months in prison after staff at the prison in McDowell County found marijuana and smokeless tobacco inside two pieces of folded paper Buggs hid in his pants on Sept. 1, 2016, according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court.