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WILLIAMSPORT -- The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announce that two United States Penitentiary (USP) Lewisburg inmates were indicted separately by a federal grand jury for possession of a weapon while in prison.

According to United States Attorney David J. Freed, Jermaine Ray, age 36, was found in possession of a homemade sharpened piece of plastic with a metal tip, commonly referred to as a "shank" that was designed to be a weapon on August 22, 2018.

Tony C. Knott, age 36, was found in possession of a homemade sharpened piece of plastic with a metal tip, commonly referred to as a "shank" that was designed to be a weapon on August 24, 2018.

The defendants are facing a maximum of ten years of incarceration and a $250,000 fine.