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

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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

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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