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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Venezuela admitted to federal charges of smuggling 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Manuel Rodriguez, 32, of Caracas, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Lucia native who was expelled from the territory in 2014 for “moral turpitude” was given 137 days in prison on Thursday for coming to the United States illegally. Isidore Francis Isidore, 61, of St. Lucia, was sentenced today for improper entry by an alien, U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury on Thursday returned indictments against two Dominican Republic nationals charging that they were illegal aliens. A federal Grand Jury returned separate indictments against Ezequiel Rivera Gomez aka Francisco Mejia, 44, and Luis Miguel Recio Fernandez, 29, alleging that they illegally re-entered the United

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INDICTED BY A FEDERAL GRAND JURY: K’MOI CORRASPE OF ST. THOMAS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three men were indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday. A federal Grand Jury returned three separate indictments against K’Moi Corraspe, 24, Michael Hendrickson, 27, and Gamba Potter, 33, each for allegedly possessing illegal contraband

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was given 5.91 years in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday. Rehelio Trant, 39, of Estate Contant, was sentenced in U.S. District Court for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. U.S. District Court Judge

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that his house in Frederiksted was used as a “grow house” to produce marijuana plants for sale. Roy Christian, 63, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. on Tuesday to manufacture of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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ARRESTED ON ST. CROIX TUESDAY: SCOTTY RICARDO STAPLETON, 32 YEARS OLD. FREDERIKSTED — Three St. Croix men were arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with illegal gun possession, authorities said. Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Bureau, Special Operations Unit and Federal Law Enforcement officers executed a federal warrant at about

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man wielding a golf club at an historic fort who tried to avoid detention by a park ranger by jumping into the Caribbean Sea was given three months in prison by a federal magistrate today. Uriah “Kunta” Gaston, 36, of Estate Strawberry, was sentenced in

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man who engaged in a shootout at a Sunny Isle Gas Station in 2016 was given 23 years in prison by a federal judge. U.S. District Court Judge Wilma Lewis on Friday sentenced Nathaniel Thomas, Jr. to eight years imprisonment for possession of a firearm

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CHRISTIANSTED – A federal sting operation on St. Croix has netted two sexual predators on the Big Island. Josue Navarro, 36, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty on Thursday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to attempted coercion and enticement for illegal sexual activity, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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