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St. Croix Man Sentenced to Probation, Home Detention for Facilitating Drug Felony

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

St. Croix, USVI –District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis on Wednesday sentenced Carl Hansen, 56, of St., Croix, to four years of probation for using a phone to facilitate a drug felony, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Chief Judge Lewis also ordered Hansen to serve the first six months of his probation on home detention, pay a $100 special assessment, and perform 200 hours of community service.

On April 14, 2016, Hansen pleaded guilty to using a communication facility to facilitate a drug felony. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on May 7, 2015, Hansen had a telephone conversation with a co-defendant to set up a purchase of controlled substances for a third party. Although Hansen did not personally sell any controlled substances, his actions facilitated the drug deal.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Anna A. Vlasova.

Updated September 1, 2016

Drug Trafficking