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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of West Virginia

Monday, June 23, 2014

Federal Inmate Pleads Guilty To Possession Of A Weapon

Bluefield, W.Va. – United States Attorney Booth Goodwin announced today that Antonio Quintero, 36, an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution at McDowell, pled guilty in federal court in Bluefield to possession of a weapon.  On March 7, staff members at the prison were escorting Quintero when they saw him throw something into a trash can.  When they searched the trash can, they recovered a homemade knife commonly referred to as a “shank.”

Quintero faces up to 33 months’ imprisonment and a $250,000 fine.  Senior United States District Judge David A. Faber has scheduled the sentencing for October 27, 2014.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons conducted the investigation, and the prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorney John File.

Updated January 7, 2015