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Man Pleads Guilty to Being Unlawful Drug User in Possession of Firearm

Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal District Court on St. Croix to possession of a firearm by an unlawful user of a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to court records, on Oct. 1 agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a consent search at Wesselhoft’s residence at Clifton Hill. In the master bedroom, searchers found a 9 mm Luger pistol, which Wesselhoft admitted was his. The agents also found a container with marijuana.

Court records say Wesselhoft admitted to smoking two marijuana “joints” per day for the past five to six years.

Wesselhoft faces a maximum of 10 years of incarceration and a maximum fine of $250,000. A sentencing date has been set for Dec. 7.

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The case was investigated by the DEA and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews Jr.

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