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Friday, August 5, 2016

St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Drug User in Possession of Firearm

St. Croix, USVI – Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court on St. Croix to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to court records, on October 1, 2015, agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) conducted a consent search at Wesselhoft’s residence located at 141 Clifton Hill, St. Croix. The search uncovered a 9mm Luger pistol in the master bedroom which Wesselhoft admitted was his. The agents also found a container with marijuana. Wesselhoft admitted to smoking two marijuana “joints” per day for the past five-six years.

Wesselhoft faces a maximum of 10 years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has been set for December 7, 2016.

The case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.

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Violent Crime
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Updated August 8, 2016