U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of Dominica was given 6.5 years in prison by a federal judge for a cocaine conspiracy conviction. Kenneth James, 51, of Roseau, was sentenced before District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, to 78 months incarceration for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
CHRISTIANSTED – Following an eight-week re-trial, a St. Croix federal jury convicted six men of cocaine conspiracy and drug distribution charges, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. Sergio Quinones-Davila, 43, of Orlando, Fla., Jose Hodge, 38, of St. Croix, and Omi Guitierrez-Calderon, 38, Anibal Vega-Arizmendi, 28, Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi,
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A California man was given about 75 days in prison by a federal court today for admitting to having 4.4 pounds of marijuana. Kelley Hansen, 28, was sentenced to two and a half months incarceration for possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen
GUILTY PLEA IN FEDERAL COURT: JESUS DEL ROSARIO-RONDON CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A Dominican Republic native admitted today that he wanted to get at least 33 pounds of cocaine to do a drug deal in St. Thomas. Jesus Del Rosario-Rondon, 39, of Santo Domingo pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Curtis
SECURITY OFFICE NEAL CHESTERFIELD: Sentenced to 5.83334 years in prison today. CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former “dignity officer” assigned to Gov. Kenneth Mapp was given nearly six years in prison today for admitting to a cocaine-smuggling operation that spanned five years. Neal Chesterfield, 41, of St. Thomas was sentenced to
GUILTY PLEA: Khadin Fahie of Road Town, Tortola, British Virgin Islands CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands native admitted in federal court to a cocaine smuggling operation conducted in St. Thomas. Khadin Fahie, 23, of Road Town, Tortola pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute at
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former peace officer with the Department of Planning and Natural Resources (DPNR) was found guilty of trying to move at least 100 kilos of cocaine to the U.S. mainland in federal court on Thursday. Gerald Mercer, 43, was found guilty by a jury in U.S. District
Customs, Coast Guard Stop Go-Fast Boat with $12.8 Million Worth of Cocaine and $540K Worth of Heroin In-Route to PR
PONCE — U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Air and Marine Operations (AMO)and the U.S. Coast Guard collaborated to intercept Saturday a go-fast vessel seizing 1,084 pounds (491.5kilos) of cocaine and 19 pounds (9 kilos) of heroin. The estimated value of the seized cocaine is $12.8 million and $540,000 for the heroin.
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