Marion Federal Inmate Faces More Prison Time for Drug Smuggling

Jul 10, 2019

A Marion federal inmate is potentially facing more time behind bars after he was caught trying to smuggle prescription narcotics into prison.

The U.S. attorney says 42-year-old Steven Snook pleaded guilty to conspiring with licensed practical nurse 36-year-old Jenny Martin of Tilton to bring Suboxone into the Marion Federal Penitentiary through the mail. The intent was to sell it to other inmates.

As part of his guilty plea, Snook told the court Martin acquired the drugs illegally and mailed them under the alias "Rachel Hall" to other inmates he recruited. He taught her how to conceal the Suboxone strips under the glued bottom flaps of the envelopes.

About six months into the enterprise, prison officials discovered the plot, intercepted two pieces of mail and then found wire transfers and payments Martin received from Snook.

Martin previously pleaded guilty and will be sentenced on August 27th. Snook will be sentenced in October. He faces up to five years in prison to be served consecutively to his 21-year sentence for drug trafficking.