Californian Gets Jail Term for Possession of Marijuana with the Intent to Distribute

Kelley Hansen, 28, of California, was sentenced Tuesday to two and a half months incarceration for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez credited Hansen for time he served in custody pending his sentencing. Gomez also sentenced Hansen to two years of supervised released, 200 hours of community service, and a $100 special assessment.

According to the plea agreement, Hansen travelled from California to St. Thomas with the intention of distributing marijuana. Hansen arrived on St. Thomas onboard a commercial airline with approximately two kilograms of marijuana. He was apprehended at the Cyril E. King Airport with the drugs.

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The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Homeland Security U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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