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Two St. Croix Men Get Probation For Picking Up Eleven Pounds Of Marijuana

Lamont Sweeney

       Lamont Sweeney



CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were sentenced on Monday in federal court to three years probation for picking up a package containing nearly 11 pounds of marijuana at a United States post office.

Lamont Sweeney, 41, and Shawn Webster, 42, were given that sentence by Senior District Court Judge Raymond Finch at the Almeric Christian Federal Courthouse in Estate Golden Rock, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

As part of Finch’s judgment, Sweeney and Webster were also assessed a fine of $500 and a $100 special monetary assessment, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

Sweeney and Webster pleaded guilty to the charges against them on September 28, 2015.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on March 17, 2014, an individual asked Sweeney to have Webster pick up a package from the Richmond Post Office just west of Christiansted town.



Sweeney called Webster, who agreed to pick up the package. Both Sweeney and Webster knew the package contained 4,980 grams of marijuana, Sharpe said.

On social media, Sweeney counts Edgar Bengoa on the board of directors for the St. Croix Chamber of Commerce as one of his Facebook friends.

The case was investigated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) with the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

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John McCarthy

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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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