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Inmate pleads guilty to contraband charge

time added to sentence

May 17, 2010

HAGERSTOWN --A state prison inmate had one year and one day added to his time behind bars after he pleaded guilty Monday in Washington County Circuit Court to a contraband charge.

Christopher Morgan, 36, was an inmate at Maryland Correctional Training Center on July 28, 2009, when, according to the application for statement of charges, correctional officers found a homemade weapon on him during a frisk search.

Assistant Public Defender Charles Bailey told Washington County Circuit Judge W. Kennedy Boone III that the weapon was not found on Morgan, but under his mattress.

The weapon was described as a disposable razor with the blade broken and attached to the other end with a piece of cloth, the application for statement of charges said.

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In exchange for Morgan's guilty plea to possession of contraband in a place of confinement, the state agreed to dismiss charges of possession of a weapon while in confinement and possession of a concealed dangerous weapon, Washington County Assistant State's Attorney Michele Hansen said.

-- Don Aines

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