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.