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Edridge Clyne Arrested After Grand Jury Finds That He’s A Drug Dealer

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a 45-year-old St. Thomas man Friday after agents testified he was selling marijuana.

Edridge Clyne was arrested Friday after a federal grand jury indictment on Thursday charged him with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

After his arrest, Clyne made his initial appearance before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez, who ordered that he be released on a $25,000 unsecured bond with GPS monitoring.

Clyne’s arraignment is scheduled for December 9.

If convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Clyne faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine, Sharpe said.

The indictment is the result of investigative work by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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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