Police Find Man On Goat Street With Marijuana In His Backpack
CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 40-year-old Hospital Ground man was arrested on drug possession charges this week, according to the Virgin Islands Police Department.
Derrick Lewis was arrested Wednesday July 28 at 4 p.m. and charged with possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute, the VIPD said.
Lewis was observed loitering in the area of Prindsens Gade (Goat Street) standing in front of a building, holding what appeared to be a large amount of a green leafy substance in plastic bags atop of a cardboard box and in bowls, according to police.
Lewis was stopped, and questioned by officers who conducted a search of his person and found a clear plastic bag containing a leafy green substance, another clear bag containing a leafy brown substance, a pack of Bamboo paper along with a lighter and a large amount of cash in the pocket of his pants, police said.
A further search of Lewis’ backpack revealed a large and unknown quantity of a leafy green substance, that later tested positive as marijuana along with a scale, scissors and an undetermined amount of plastic bags. It was later determined that Lewis had in his possession a total of 379.2 grams (0.825lbs.) of marijuana, according to the VIPD.
Bail for Lewis was set at $10,000.00. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.