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Delroy Woods Sentenced To 1.75 Years In Prison For Having Knife In His Mattress In Prison

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe

CHRISTIANSTED – A 25-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court on Thursday to 1.75 years in prison for having a homemade knife in his prison cell, authorities said.

Delroy Woods of Mutual Homes was given 21 months in prison by Senior U.S. District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch after Woods pleaded guilty to possession of prison contraband last year, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

Judge Finch also ordered Woods to serve two years of supervised release, pay a $250 fine and pay a $100 mandatory assessment, Sharpe said.

On October 9, 2015, Woods pleaded guilty to one count of possession of prison contraband.

As part of his plea, Woods admitted that on May 7, 2013, while he was an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, he possessed a shank ,or homemade knife, which was hidden in the head of his mattress inside his cell.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami Badawy.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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