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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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CHRISTIANSTED – Four Guyanese nationals got sentences ranging from two years to four years for bringing 8,309 pounds of cocaine to the region by sea vessel. Neville Jeffrey, 70, Mohamed Hoseain, 66, Richard La Cruz, 51, and Mark Anthony Williams, 32, all of Guyana, were sentenced to 48 months, 36

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court to bringing at least 2,204 pounds of cocaine to the territory by boat. Dany Perez-Brito, 44, of Santo Domingo, pled guilty to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance on board a vessel subject to the jurisdiction of

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CHRISTIANSTED – Seven Venezuelan men were given sentences of 1.75 years in prison for bringing 357 pounds of marijuana to the region. Felix Gomez, 38, Roman Jose Aguilera Gig, 39, Jesus Garcia, 35, Jhoan Gomez, 29, Rosauro Morao, 46, Manual Rodriguez, 52, and Juan Rodriguez, 26, all Venezuelan nationals were

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge gave a man from the Dominican Republic less than four years in prison today for sending 4.4 pounds of cocaine through the U.S. mail. Braulio Martinez, 33, of Santo Domingo, was sentenced in U.S. District Court to possession with the intent to distribute cocaine,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man from the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court today that he mailed about nine pounds of cocaine through the U.S. Postal Service. Domingo Diaz Diaz, 40, of Santo Domingo, pleaded guilty to possession of cocaine with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHRISTIANSTED – A former Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility guard got a half year of home confinement for dealing drugs in prison. Yasmeen Massicott, 40, of St. Croix was sentenced to three years of supervised release with six months of home confinement, for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A man once called the “kingpin” of drugs in the U.S. Virgin Islands has admitted to his role in a federal crack cocaine case. Robert Klyvert, 47, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. to distribution of crack cocaine on January 18, according to U.S. Attorney

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