U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican man and a Haitian man admitted in federal court today that they arranged to pick up cocaine that they sent through the U.S. mail to St. Thomas. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Haiti, plead guilty today in U.S.
California Man Who Admitted To Bringing Two Kilos of Marijuana To St. Thomas Faces Five Years in Prison
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man admitted in federal court to trying to smuggle 4.4 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Kelley “Slim” Hansen, 28, pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, United
CAPTURED: Nathaniel Thomas Jr. in Ponce, Puerto Rico PONCE — Two wanted St. Croix fugitives were arrested in Puerto Rico in back-to-back raids by the U.S. Marshals Service on Saturday. Ivan James, wanted for a double homicide by the Virgin Islands Police Department and Nathaniel Thomas Jr., wanted for escape
Mars Hill Man Admits To Gun and Stealing Electricity Charges In Federal Court … Drug Charges Not So Much
CHRISTIANSTED – A Frederiksted man admitted in federal court on Friday to illegal weapons charges against him and a local charge related to stealing electricity to operate a marijuana grow room, Dale Ritter, 53, of Mars Hill, pled guilty on March 23, 2018, in U.S. District Count to one federal
St. Croix’s Winston ‘Moo Moo’ DeCastro Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Charges in Federal Court
CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to his role in a cocaine distribution operation in the territory. Winston DeCastro, 46, of St. Croix, pled guilty on Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock to one count of Aiding and Abetting the Distribution of Cocaine, U.S.
SAN JUAN — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO) agents seized 25 pounds (11.4 kilos) of cocaine in a backpack concealed inside the center console of a private vessel arriving at the Las Croabas boat ramp on Wednesday. The estimated wholesale value of the seized narcotics is $175,000. “AMO
Dominican National Arrested By Feds For Trying To Introduce Nearly Nine Pounds of Cocaine Into Territory
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic was arrested on Monday on charges related to trying to smuggle nearly nine pounds of cocaine into the territory. Braulio Martinez, 33, of Santo Domingo, was arrested on an indictment charging him with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic and a native of Haiti were arrested on Monday on charges that they tried to smuggle 2.2 pounds of cocaine into the territory. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of Santo Domingo and Ramon Clavel, 55, of Port-au-Prince, were detained on a criminal complaint
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man was arrested today on an indictment charging him with two federal firearms offenses and three territorial firearms offenses, authorities said. Levi Registe, 26, made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on the federal charges of possession of a firearm by a
St. Croix Man Dasha Graham Pleads Guilty In Federal Court To Trying To Distribute Marijuana In The Territory
GUILTY PLEA: Dasha Graham of St. Croix CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Wednesday that he had marijuana and intended to sell it. Dasha Graham, 22, of the Candido Guadelupe housing community pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon, Jr., to possession with