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Former Prison Guard Gets Six Months Home Confinement For Selling Drugs At Golden Grove

CHRISTIANSTED – A former Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility guard got a half year of home confinement for dealing drugs in prison.

Yasmeen Massicott, 40, of St. Croix was sentenced to three years of supervised release with six months of home confinement, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wilma 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 crime, Massicott was employed as a V.I. Bureau of Corrections officer with the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections (BOC).

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

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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