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St. Croix’s Dwayne Wesselhoft Sentenced to Two Years In Prison For Being Drug User With A Gun

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Clifton Hill man was given two years in federal prison on Thursday for being a drug user with a Luger.

Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, of St. Croix, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Finch to 24 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a drug user, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

Judge Finch also sentenced Wesselhoft to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a fine of $1,000 plus a special assessment of $100, Sharpe said.

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 on St. Croix.

The search uncovered a 9mm Luger pistol in the master bedroom which Wesselhoft admitted was his.

Agents also found a container with marijuana. Wesselhoft admitted to smoking two marijuana “joints” per day for the past five to six years.

The case was investigated by the DEA.

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews, Jr.

ESTATE CLIFTON HILL, ST. CROIX: The neighborhood where Dwayne Wesselhoft kept his drugs and his guns.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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