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VIPD: St. Croix’s Emile Brin Arrested For Illegal Gun Possession After Police Find Pot In His Car’s Glove Box

ARRESTED: Emile Brin of St. Croix

MID-ISLAND ST. CROIX — Alert police noticed a driver with two different license plates and after conducting a routine traffic stop discovered a gun with ammunition in the car.

On February 21, 2017 at about 10:27a.m., police on patrol observed a vehicle with two different license plates.

The police unit followed the vehicle on Midland Road near Morgan’s Enterprise in Estate Glynn.

Police then pulled over the vehicle and requested from the driver, his vehicle registration and driver’s license.

The driver then opened his glove box and the officer  observed what appeared to be a green leafy substance (marijuana), according to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).

Police then conducted a search and discovered a black ammunition magazine with 12 rounds and a firearm in the driver’s right front pocket, the VIPD said.

Emile Brin, 21, was arrested and charged with Possession of a controlled substance, Possession of Drug paraphernalia, Failure to report a firearm, Unauthorized Possession of a firearm, Possession or sale of ammunition, according to police.

Brin was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility pending an advice of rights hearing, the police said.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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