Federal inmate at Berlin facility pleads guilty

CONCORD — Rahshim Carter, an inmate at the federal prison in Berlin, pleaded guilty to possessing Suboxone and a homemade weapon known as a shank, according to Acting U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.

Pleadings filed with the court and statements made at the change-of-plea hearing established that staff at FCI-Berlin were conducting a health and sanitation check at the prison on Nov. 24, 2016. When they opened Carter’s cell the staff 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 a search found the homemade weapon and a quantity of Suboxone, which is a controlled substance.

A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Aug. 22, 2017.

The case was investigated by the staff at the Bureau of Prisons, FCI-Berlin. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Don Feith.