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HARRISBURG -- A Virginia man was indicted for allegedly conspiring to smuggle Oxycodone pills to his son at the Allenwood Low Security Correctional Institution (LSCI) in Lycoming County.

Donald Barlow, 58, of Bedford, Va., and his son, Matthew Barlow, 28, an inmate at LSCI, were charged last week through the United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania.

According to U.S. Attorney David J. Freed, the criminal information alleges that from June 2014 through August 30, 2014, Donald Barlow and Matthew Barlow made coded references during prison electronic mail exchanges while making plans to smuggle 9.6 Oxycodone pills into the prison hidden inside balloons. Donald Barlow traveled from Virginia to LSCI and delivered, and attempted to deliver the Oxycodone pills to Matthew Barlow in the prison visiting room.

The maximum penalty under federal law included imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.