Four Kilos Of Marijuana Nets St. Thomas Man 10 Months In Jail
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A 37-year-old St. Thomas man was sentenced to 10 months in prison for attempting to smuggle four kilograms of marijuana into the territory, according to federal authorities.
Kasimir Asim McClean was given that sentence and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute about four kilograms of marijuana by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez on Monday, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.
McClean was also ordered by Judge Gomez to pay a special assessment of $100 and perform 400 hours of community service, Sharpe said.
On November 23, 2015, McClean pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to the plea agreement, McClean was arrested on September 26, 2015, when he arrived at the Cyril E. King International Airport aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, Georgia.
As part of his plea, McClean admitted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, with the assistance of a canine, found approximately four kilograms of marijuana in his carry-on luggage.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland
Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard Potter.