Federal Inmate Charged With Possessing Weapon

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SCRANTON, PA — The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that Hubert Carter, age 41, a federal prison inmate, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury for possessing contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney Gerard M. Karam, the indictment alleges that on or about June 9, 2022, while an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Schuylkill, Minersville, Pennsylvania, Carter possessed a 5.5 inch metal implement with a cloth handle capable of being used as a weapon.

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Federal Bureau of Prisons Special Investigative Service.  Assistant United States Attorney Jeffery St John is prosecuting the case.

The maximum penalty under federal law for this offense is 5 years of imprisonment, a term of supervised release following imprisonment, and a fine.  A sentence following a finding of guilt is imposed by the Judge after consideration of the applicable federal sentencing statutes and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines.

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Indictments are only allegations. Information is subject to change at any time as additional details may emerge. Information, a criminal complaint, or an arrest is not a declaration of guilt. A suspect, arrestee, or defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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