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Former Corrections Officer Sentenced For Felony Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on January 18, 2019, sentenced Yasmeen Massicott, age 40, of St. Croix, to three years of supervised release with six months of home confinement, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Judge Lewis also ordered Massicott to pay a fine of $1,000.00 and a special assessment of $100.00.

On October 11, 2016, Massicott pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with intent to distribute. According to court documents, on December 14, 2013, Massicott was stopped and searched by corrections officers as she entered Golden Grove Correctional Facility. The search uncovered cocaine powder and marijuana in a bag that she was carrying. Massicott admitted that she was bringing the drugs to an inmate for a fee. At the time of the event, Massicott was employed as a corrections officer with the Golden Grove Correctional Facility.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso G. Andrews, Jr.

Updated January 31, 2019

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