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Man sentenced to prison for possession of a prohibited knuckle knife weapon in Lancaster

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LANCASTER, LANCASTER COUNTY, Pa.– A man was recently imprisoned for having a metal knuckle knife, which is a prohibited weapon, last year in Lancaster.

Tac-Force Speedster Knuckle Knife

Chad Howey, 39, was ordered to serve 9 to 23 months in prison. He was convicted of a misdemeanor count of possessing a prohibited weapon regarding the October 16, 2016 incident.

Previously, witnesses testified that Howey was in possession of the weapon off of North Market Street in a side alley.
Officers stopped Howey for smoking what appeared to be synthetic marijuana, and the weapon was found in his pocket.

The weapon, a Tac-Force Speedster Knuckle Knife, is metal knuckles with a folding, 3-inch blade like the one pictured.