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Jury Convicts Maryland Inmate Found With Improvised Weapon

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) -- An inmate who authorities say was found with an improvised weapon in a Maryland prison has been convicted on weapons charges.

The Carroll County Times reports a jury in Carroll County on Monday found Antonio Lancaster guilty of possession of a weapon while in confinement and possession of contraband.

The 33-year-old man faces up to 10 years in prison.

The Carroll County State's Attorney's Office says correctional officers at the Central Maryland Correctional Facility on April 27 found a pointy 7-inch homemade metal weapon hidden in one of Lancaster's socks. Lancaster was serving time for a robbery conviction.

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