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Dominica Native Gets 6.5 Years in Prison For Federal Cocaine Conspiracy Conviction

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica was given 6.5 years in prison by a federal judge for a cocaine conspiracy conviction.

Kenneth James, 51, of Roseau, was sentenced before District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to 78 months incarceration for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

In addition, Judge Gomez also ordered that James be sentenced to five years of supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and complete 400 hours community service.

According to the plea agreement filed with the Court, on August 15, 2017, James was arrested by agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after he attempted to sell to an individual approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine. James attempted to sell each kilogram of cocaine for $13,500.

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

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

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands since 1989. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

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