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17 YEARS ON THE LAM BUT FINALLY CAPTURED: REYNARLDO RIVERA JR. OF ST. THOMAS ATLANTA — A St. Thomas man wanted in connection to a 2001 murder has been arrested in Jonesboro, Georgia and detained pending his extradition to the territory. Reynarldo Rivera Jr. — whose name is also given as

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SAN JUAN — Authorities dismantled a transnational drug trafficking organization that used the U.S. Postal Service to purchase and traffic drug shipments to and from Puerto Rico, highlighting how vulnerabilities in mailing services can help facilitate criminal activities. Agents from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Immigration and Customs

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man faces 22 years in prison if convicted on marijuana smuggling and illegal gun charges. Le’Quan Registe, 24, of St. Thomas was arrested on an indictment charging him with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana and possession of a firearm during a drug

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man faces up to 65 years in prison if convicted of crack cocaine, robbery and illegal gun charges. Ricardo Belgara, 49, of St. Thomas was arrested on an indictment charging him with two counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man faces as much as 20 years in prison for allegedly selling crack cocaine on island four times. Delroy Tatum, Jr., 53, of St. Thomas was arrested on a federal indictment charging him with four counts of possession with the intent to distribute crack

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SAN JUAN — The FBI has raided a government office in Puerto Rico’s capital to seize documents and other items as part of an investigation into alleged fraud. Special agent in charge Douglas Leff said federal investigators are also looking into potential obstruction of the investigation. According to Leff, agents believe documents tied to the reported

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas armed robbery getaway driver got only five years in prison when he was facing a maximum count of 20 years in prison. Devon Davis, 28, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for his role in the armed robbery of the Gems and Gold Corner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former Department of Planning and Natural Resources officer who masterminded a smuggling operation that moved 220 pounds (100 kilos) of cocaine through the territory was given nearly sixteen years in prison for his federal conviction on cocaine distribution-related counts. Gerald W. Mercer, 42, of St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, A.J. Collazo and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that an upcoming prescription take-back event is scheduled for October 27th on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and

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    CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas man were indicted by a federal grand jury on robbery, conspiracy and illegal gun charges — two men with money laundering charges. On September 9, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against Paul Girard, 30, Shaquan Prentice, 33, and

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