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24-Year-Year Old St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty To Attempted Pot Buy


CHARLOTTE AMALIE – On Friday, February 19, 2016, Kyle Michael Brumett, 24, pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted possession with intent to distribute four kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on November 24, 2015, Brumett and Jordan Andrew Foster went to the Mail Stop at Crown Bay Marina on St. Thomas to pick up a package addressed to Brumett which was tracked by the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

When Foster exited the Mail Stop with the package, he was observed placing it in a vehicle Brumett was driving. Foster pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana on February 10, 2016.

Brumett faces a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez continued Brumett’s status in official detention. A sentencing date has been set for June 13, 2016.

The case was investigated by the USPIS and the DEA and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Nelson Jones.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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