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, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Lewis also ordered Hansen to serve the first six months of his probation on home detention, to pay a $100 special assessment and to perform 200 hours of community service.
Hansen pleaded guilty April 14 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 codefendant 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, Sharpe said.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna A. Vlasova.