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St. Thomas Man Sentenced to 37 Months for Marijuana Offense

St. Thomas District Courthouse
St. Thomas District Courthouse

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Calvin Benjamin of St. Thomas to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert.

Benjamin will also serve three years of supervised release as part of his sentence. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 400 hours of community service.

On Oct. 30, 2017, Benjamin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to
distribute marijuana. According to documents filed in court, between Jan. 10, 2016 and March 8, 2017, Benjamin and other co-conspirators possessed and distributed approximately 140 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Homeland
Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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St. Thomas District Courthouse
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District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Thursday sentenced 50-year-old Calvin Benjamin of St. Thomas to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert. Benjamin will also serve three years of supervised release as part of his sentence. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 400 hours of community service. On Oct. 30, 2017, Benjamin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana. According to documents filed in court, between Jan. 10, 2016 and March 8, 2017, Benjamin and other co-conspirators possessed and distributed approximately 140 kilograms of marijuana through the U.S. Postal Service. The case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.