FCI-Milan inmate accused of possessing marijuana in prison
An inmate serving time for a drug conviction at the Federal Correctional Institution in Milan is accused of hiding more than three-and-a-half grams of marijuana in his cell, federal court documents say.
Donald Brelje, 31, who is originally from St. Paul, Minn., is charged with possessing contraband, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday in federal court in Detroit.
If convicted, he faces up to five years in prison.
On March 14, a corrections officer received a tip from an inmate that Brelje had marijuana in his cell, according to an affidavit supporting the complaint by FBI Special Agent James Brennan. Officers later searched Brelje's cell and found marijuana inside 13 folded pieces of paper, the affidavit says.
Brelje consented to an interview with the FBI on March 30, and acknowledged the marijuana was his, the affidavit says.
According to the affidavit, Brelje estimated he had the drugs for about 10 hours before officers confronted him. Details of his original drug conviction were not available.