A St. Croix man will spend at least five years in prison after pleading guilty to carrying a firearm during a drug-trafficking crime, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Ladislau Concepcion, Jr., 45, pleaded guilty Wednesday to the federal crime, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of five years behind bars.

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