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BLACK OPS IN JUDITH’S FANCY: A black military-style helicopter that was used in the drug interdiction mission. CHRISTIANSTED — Two military-style “black ops” helicopters were used on a successful nighttime drug interdiction operation by the federal government in Judith’s Fancy on January 30, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 30-year-old St. Thomas native was arrested on illegal weapons charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jashawn Bailey was arrested Friday on a criminal complaint charging him with one count of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

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SENTENCED: ESTANISLAO DE JESUS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100

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U.S. Attorney Ronald “Happy-Go-Lucky” Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE — The U.S. Department of Justice is sponsoring a free movie night for people with disabilities — five days before Christmas in St. Thomas, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. “The purpose of this event is to celebrate and promote the remediation work

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        Red Hook Port in St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 23-year-old St. Thomas man appeared in federal court on Monday to answer charges that he is a crack cocaine dealer. Tolomah Foy made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with

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MAPP’S BODYGUARD: Neal Chesterfield CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A “dignity” bodyguard for Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp based on St. Thomas has admitted in federal court to trying to deliver nearly 50 pounds of high-grade cocaine to the U.S. mainland, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On Thursday, Neal A. Chesterfield,

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SAN JUAN –  Dozens of FBI agents are seizing documents and electronic equipment at the city hall of a financially struggling town in northern Puerto Rico. The special agent in charge of the FBI’s San Juan division said Tuesday that agents were serving a search warrant at the government offices

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CAN DO 3 MONTHS STANDING ON HIS HEAD: Angel De Jesus Marrero CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Puerto Rico was sentenced to three months in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday for bringing five Brazilians to the territory illegally, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Angel De

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WANTED: Todd Kenney in Pittsburgh CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A federal drug investigation that began last year in Pittsburgh has revealed a trafficking network shipping cocaine from the Virgin Islands to Detroit and a related heroin ring in Detroit distributing the narcotic in Pittsburgh, the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned.

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ARRESTED: Charles Augustus Banks IV SAN ANTONIO – A fax to Florida from a former Gameday Entertainment executive to St. Croix’s Tim Duncan has landed 49-year-old Charles Augustus Banks IV in hot water, the FBI said Monday. Banks has been indicted on two counts of federal wire fraud in what investigators

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