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Compliance Check On Registered Sex Offender’s House in Mt. Pellier Reveals Mini Marijuana ‘Grow House’

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FREDERIKSTED — An official visit to a registered sex offender led police to a cache of at least 600 marijuana plants were found in the man’s Mt. Pellier house.

Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) detectives from the Economic Crime Unit, agents from the V.I. Justice Department Investigation Division and several United States Marshals assembled for a compliance check on Wade Clark this week.

Police say they saw two large potted plants that looked to be marijuana at the St. Croix residence and Clark gave consent for the officers to enter on Tuesday.

In plain view, according to police, was a firearm, ammunition, at least 600 potted marijuana plants and clear plastic bags.

Clark, 28, has been charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession or sale of ammunition, escape from jail or custody of officer, and possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, according to the release.

Bail was set at $25,000. Unable to post bail, Clark was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections.

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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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