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CHRISTIANSTED — A “drug kingpin” who played ball with the feds in order to entrap the underlings in his crack cocaine operation received a reduced sentence in federal court on Monday. Robert Klyvert, 47, of St. Croix, was sentenced to five years in prison for distribution of crack cocaine, United

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CHRISTIANSTED – A Puerto Rico man who brought 191 pounds of cocaine to St. Croix by boat got a decade in prison from a federal judge on Monday. Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E. Thompson sentenced Jean Cruz-Albert, 28, of Puerto Rico, to the mandatory 10 years in prison

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were handed relatively light sentences of two years and one year in prison by a visiting federal judge after being convicted of charges related to dealing crack cocaine here. Nolly King, 36 of St. Croix, was sentenced Thursday for distribution of crack cocaine, and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man accused in Virgin Islands Superior Court of killing one man and shooting another now faces additional charges in federal court. Aubrey Frett, 30, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on September 3 and charged in connection with the murder of 44-year-old Jerome Turnbull on September 1,

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a five-day trial, a federal jury convicted a St. Croix man of simple possession of cocaine and assaulting a police officer. Jimmy Davis, 41, of Frederiksted was found guilty of one count of possession of cocaine and one count of aggravated assault and battery, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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SANTO DOMINGO — The U.S. Coast Guard says it seized nearly 2,000 pounds of marijuana, with a street value of at least $3.5 million, during an exercise near the Dominican Republic. It said six smugglers had been detained in Puerto Rico pending further court action. “I couldn’t be more proud

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man is accused by federal authorities of trying to deal 11 pounds of cocaine on the Big Island. Jakwan Sweeney, 21, of St. Croix arrested Wednesday on an indictment charging him with conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court to running a marijuana growing operation and tampering with his Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority meter to lessen his electricity bill. Jaheem Benjamin, 31, pleaded guilty Wednesday to one federal count of manufacture of marijuana and one local count

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CHRISTIANSTED – A well-known St. Croix bartender was given 1.5 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge for bringing about 10 pounds of marijuana on a commercial flight. Gibbs Bully, 52, of Christiansted, was sentenced in U.S. District Count on one count of possession of marijuana with intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two of three Dominican Republic nationals admitted in federal court to their roles in bringing 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the region. Edwin Vargas, 31, and Lennin Cornelio-Perez, 32, each of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject

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