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St. Thomas’ Reinaldo Morone Gets Five Years In Prison For Trying To Sell Four Kilos Of Cocaine In Charlotte Amalie

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was ordered by a federal judge to serve five years in prison after admitting to trying to sell nearly nine pounds of cocaine in the territory.

Reinaldo Morone, 44, was sentenced on Wednesday to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, Acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett said.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez also sentenced Morone to serve five years of supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and perform 400 hours of community service, Hewlett said.

On December 12, 2016, Morone pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine.

According to the plea agreement, on October 20, 2016, Morone attempted to sell to somebody about four kilograms of a white powdery substance that later tested positive as cocaine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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