Two Federal Inmates Charged With Possessing Weapons And Drugs In Prison

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WILLIAMSPORT – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced that two federal inmates were indicted separately yesterday by a federal grand jury for possessing contraband in prison.

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, two Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood (FCI Allenwood) inmates were indicted for:

  • Jeffery Wood, age 26, possession of a sharpened plastic shank on April 19, 2020; and
  • Jeffrey Lamarche, age 43, possession of a sharpened metal shank, and several strips of paper soaked in a Schedule I synthetic cannabinoid on May 18, 2020.

The charges stem from an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Prisons and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Special Assistant United States Attorney Drew O. Inman and Assistant United States Attorney George J. Rocktashel are prosecuting the cases.

If convicted, Wood and Lamarche face a maximum of five years of incarceration 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. 

Criminal indictments are only allegations. All persons charged are presumed to be innocent unless and until found guilty in court.

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