Berlin prison inmate pleads guilty to possessing Suboxone and a homemade weapon
CONCORD — An inmate at the federal prison in Berlin pleaded guilty to possessing Suboxone and a homemade weapon known as a shank Tuesday.
Acting United States Attorney John J. Farley said that Rahshim Carter was found to be in possession of the contraband items during a health and sanitation check at FCI-Berlin on November 24, 2016.
When prison staff opened Carter’s cell, they said they smelled smoke. Carter exited his cell and immediately tried to evade the prison staff by running around the second tier of the unit and jumping to the first tier. Prison staff eventually subdued Carter and found the homemade weapon and a quantity of Suboxone, which is a controlled substance.
A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for August 22, 2017.