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Georgia Woman Caught With Pot At Airport Gets 8 Months in Prison


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          Amari Stroy of Union City, Georgia

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 23-year-old Georgia woman to less than a year in prison for marijuana possession, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Amari Stroy of Union City, Ga. to eight months in prison and one year of supervised release for possession of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

On June 8, 2015, Stroy pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana. Court records show that on February 13, 2015, Stroy was apprehended at the Cyril E. King International Airport on St. Thomas with approximately 9.9 kilograms of marijuana after arriving from Atlanta, Georgia, Sharpe said.

The sentencing by Judge Gomez was on September 17, according to a statement on the U.S. Attorney’s Office website.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney David White.

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John McCarthy is primarily known for his investigative reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands. A series of reports beginning in the 1990's revealed that there was everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling. Another report, following Hurricane Hugo in 1989, cited a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) confidential overview that said that over 40 percent of the U.S. Virgin Islands public lives below the poverty line. The Virgin Islands Free Press is the only Caribbean news source to regularly incorporate the findings of U.S. Freedom of Information Act requests. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is the former news director of WSVI-TV Channel 8 on St. Croix.

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