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St. Thomas Man Tomolah Foy Pleads Guilty to Selling Crack Cocaine Near High School

 Red Hook port area of St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man admitted in federal court today that he sold crack cocaine near a local high school.

Tomolah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine, U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe said.

According to the plea agreement, undercover agents purchased crack cocaine from Foy in December 2016 and on three separate occasions in November 2016.

All purchases occurred in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas which stands within 1,000 feet of Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez remanded Foy into the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

Sentencing is scheduled for July 6, 2017.

Foy faces a maximum sentence of no more than twenty years in prison, a fine of up to $1,000,000, and three years of supervised release.

The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard Potter.


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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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