St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Methamphetamine

A St. Croix man has pleaded guilty to drugs charges, prosecutors said Thursday.

Jason Lee Current, 44, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine in District court Thursday.

According to court documents Nov. 5, 2020, Customs and Border Protection officers in San Juan, PR, intercepted a mail parcel containing 112 grams of methamphetamine and 341 grams of marijuana. The package was mailed from California and addressed to Current. On Nov. 10, 2020, federal agents replaced the methamphetamine and marijuana with sham drugs and outfitted the parcel with a tracking device. That same day, Current picked up the parcel at the Sunny Isles Post Office in St. Croix. Federal agents followed Current using the tracking device, but he eluded the agents after discovering and destroying the tracking device. Current was subsequently taken into custody on Nov. 13, 2020, and charged with the offense. For his conviction,

Current faces a mandatory minimum 10 years and not more than life in prison.

Current’s sentencing is scheduled for December 22, 2022.