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GUILTY PLEA: Okeyonna Njoku of Los Angeles, California CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Okeyonna Njoku, 30, of Los Angeles, California pleaded guilty on March 16, 2017, in federal court to possessing with intent to distribute marijuana, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. According to the plea agreement, on October 15, 2016,

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Dimitrous Jefferson CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix airport worker who strapped cocaine to his leg in an unsuccessful attempt to get it past security officials pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges in federal court today. Dimitrous Jefferson, 27, admitted to a charge of conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with

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BLING BLING BAGGAGE HANDLER: Ray Harris, Jr. is stylin’ with Internet t-shirt, gold chains and gold rings prior to his arrest by federal authorities on cocaine smuggling charges. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix native admitted to a  federal judge that he used his airport clearance privileges as a baggage handler

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was sentenced in federal court to 1.4 years in prison for being a felon with a gun. Eugene Monsanto, 41, was ordered to serve 17 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for being a felon in possession of a

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MAIL CALL: St. Croix’s Waleed Lang gets probation after mailing himself a German-made gun. CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was sentenced in federal court to five years probation for admitting to illegally mailing himself a gun. Waleed Lang, 33, got that sentence for “unlawful mailing of a firearm” from

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NEW YORK — U.S. law enforcement officials arrested a Jamaican with cocaine in beef pâtés at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport this week. The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency said that officers intercepted Chantal Alecia Bedward on arrival on a flight from Kingston, Jamaica, on Tuesday. During her

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SENTENCED: ESTANISLAO DE JESUS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Estanislao De Jesus, 47, of the Dominican Republic, to 41 months’ imprisonment followed by four years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute cocaine. Judge Gomez also ordered De Jesus to pay a $100

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MAPP’S BODYGUARD: Neal Chesterfield CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A “dignity” bodyguard for Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp based on St. Thomas has admitted in federal court to trying to deliver nearly 50 pounds of high-grade cocaine to the U.S. mainland, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. On Thursday, Neal A. Chesterfield,

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BERT DONADELLE: CAN BRING MORE POT HERE IN 3 MONTHS CHARLOTTE AMALIE – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Bert Donadelle, Jr., 26, of Georgia, to three months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

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SAN JUAN — U.S. authorities in Puerto Rico announced today the largest onshore seizure of illegal drugs in the history of the island: 3,933 lbs. of cocaine. “We have made large seizures at sea, but never on land,” Ricardo Mayoral, acting special agent in charge of U.S. Immigration and Customs

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