Pollock prisoner pleads guilty possessing an improvised knife
ALEXANDRIA, La. – United States Attorney Alexander C. Van Hook announced today that a Pollock prisoner pleaded guilty to possessing an improvised knife.
Torrey Griffin, 27, a Pollock prisoner, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Dee D. Drell to one count of possessing contraband in a prison. According to the guilty plea, Griffin was searched on July 30, 2017. A prison guard discovered that Griffin could not clear the metal detector and during a pat down, the guard removed a knife from Griffin’s pants. The knife was approximately six and a half inches long and made of metal sharpened on one end.
Griffin faces up to five years in prison, one year of supervised release and a $250,000 fine. The court set sentencing for April 27, 2018.
The FBI and the U.S. Bureau of Prisons-Special Investigative Services conducted the investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney David J. Ayo is prosecuting the case.