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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given one year in prison by a federal judge on Thursday for illegal gun and stealing electricity convictions. Dale Ritter, 53, of Mars Hill, was sentenced in U.S. District Count on one federal count of possession of a firearm with obliterated serial number,

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted in federal court that his house in Frederiksted was used as a “grow house” to produce marijuana plants for sale. Roy Christian, 63, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr. on Tuesday to manufacture of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic and a native of Haiti were given at least three years in prison on Thursday for their roles in a conspiracy to sell 2.2 pounds of cocaine here. Tommy Ramirez, 29, of the Dominican Republic, and Ramon Clavel, 55 of Haiti,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A British Virgin Islands man was given three years in prison and a St. Thomas man was given more than four years in prison for their convictions in a conspiracy involving 2.2 pounds of cocaine. Dexter Harley, 32, of Tortola, and Jose Squiabro, 44, of St. Thomas,

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two Venezuelan natives admitted in federal court to their respective roles in bringing 357 pounds of marijuana to the region. Felix Gomez, 38, and Rosauro Morao, 43, each pled guilty on Wednesday in U.S. District Court to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a

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CONVICTED TODAY: Germaine Hall (left) and Craig Richardson (right) CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two St. Thomas men were given 14 and 13.3 years in prison respectively for their part in a conspiracy to ship drugs from the Virgin Islands to the U.S. mainland with the help of one of Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s bodyguards.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted in federal court that he put 4.4 pounds of cocaine in electronic equipment and mailed it to himself. Braulio Martinez, 33, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis Gomez to possession of cocaine with the intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A native of the Dominican Republic admitted that he tried to smuggle at least 121 pounds of cocaine in a vehicle on a car barge into the territory. Reynaldo Lerburds, 41, pleaded guilty today in U.S. District Court before Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to conspiracy to possess

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BUSTED! Virgin Islands Police Department and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration personnel arrest Reynaldo Lerburds at the to the Red Hook ferry terminal in St. Thomas on April 18. CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to his involvement in a cocaine shipment to St. John

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CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was given five years in prison by a federal judge today for possessing about 2.3 ounces of cocaine base. Winston DeCastro, 45, was sentenced in the U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on the charge of aiding and abetting the distribution of “crack cocaine,”

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