District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch on Thursday sentenced Dwayne Wesselhoft, 29, of St. Croix to 24 months in prison for possession of a firearm by a drug user.
According to U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe, Finch also ordered Wesselhoft to three years of supervised release and ordered him to pay a fine of $1,000 plus a special assessment of $100.
According to court records, on Oct. 1, 2015, agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration conducted a consent search at Wesselhoft’s St. Croix residence. The search uncovered a 9 mm 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 and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso Andrews Jr.