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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old Georgia man appeared in federal court on Wednesday to face charges that he was trying to distribute marijuana, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, GA, made his initial appearance April 20, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being

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MIAMI — The crew aboard the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Dependable seized over $10 million worth of cocaine and marijuana within one week. The Dependable, a 210-foot patrol boat that conducts maritime safety and security, was used to conduct three international and inter-agency narcotics operations over the span of a week.

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SAN JUAN — The U.S. Air Force (USAF) is studying ways to help Caribbean and Latin American countries in their fight against drug trafficking and organized crime by increasing training flights in the region, the service’s senior civilian official said recently. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James, who recently returned

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  FREDERIKSTED — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Field Operations Officers at the Henry E. Rohlsen International Airport identified and arrested a female with an outstanding arrest warrant in Wisconsin for violating probation on forgery charges. Leah Marie Peters, 42, a citizen of the United States and place of abode

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE  –  A federal jury found two men — one from Puerto Rico and one from the Dominican Republic — guilty of charges related to drug and gun-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. After a four-day trial, a federal jury found 39-year-old Alexandro Gerandino-Aracena of the

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CHRISTIANSTED — Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:08 p.m., the 911 Emergency Call Center received a report of gunfire having been discharged in the vicinity of the Ruby Housing Community, located in the Water Gut area. Police went to the scene of the shooting and found an unresponsive man lying

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 36-year-old St. Croix man was sentenced to  three years probation in federal court after admitting to growing marijuana on his property, according to a U.S. Department of Justice official. Senior U.S. District Court Judge Raymond Finch on Thursday sentenced Michael Velez of Estate Catherine’s Rest to three

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 55-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty in federal court to using a telephone to try conduct an illegal drug sale, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carl Hansen made that plea in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock before the U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Saturday, April, 09, 2016, at approximately 6:04 pm. Officers were dispatched by the 911 Emergency Call Center in regards to a possible shooting victim, in a vehicle in the vicinity of the Annas Retreat basketball Court. Upon arrival to the scene, officers observed a black male who

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CINCINNATI — After an investigation that began in 2014, four people have pleaded guilty in federal court to charges stemming from the sale of stolen Puerto Rican identities in Cincinnati and Fairfield. Oris Mercedes Baez Ramirez, 50, of Hamilton, Ramon E. Fuentes Morillo, 50, of Puerto Rico, and Cipriano Diaz,

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