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St. Croix Man Sentenced to 18 Months for Possession of Prison Contraband

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

St. Croix, USVI – District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis on November 10, 2015 sentenced Andelson Santiago, 24, of St. Croix, to 18 months’ imprisonment, three years of supervised release, and a $500 fine for possession of prison contraband, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

On May 27, 2015, Santiago pleaded guilty to one count of Possession of Prison Contraband.  As part of his plea, Santiago admitted that he was carrying a knife on December 25, 2013 while he was an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility on St. Croix.  

This 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 Rami S. Badawy.

Updated February 4, 2016