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A man awaiting trial in Orleans Parish Prison on battery and weapons charges was found to be in possession of a 9-inch shank during a recent shakedown at the jail, officials said.

Darren Ruffin, 23, was rebooked on possession of contraband and illegal carrying of a weapon.

Investigators said they found the makeshift knife in Ruffin’s mattress along with another 5-inch piece of metal, according to court documents.