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Federal Inmate Charged With Possession Of A Weapon

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Middle District of Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT - The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that George May, age 23, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood (FCI Allenwood), was indicted by a federal grand jury for possessing contraband in prison. 

According to United States Attorney John C. Gurganus, the indictment alleges that May was found in possession of a sharpened piece of metal, commonly referred to as a “shank” on March 30, 2022. 

The charges stem from an investigation by FCI Allenwood and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Alisan V. Martin is prosecuting the case.

If convicted, May faces 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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Updated May 12, 2022