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POLICE: Routine Traffic Stop Nabs Two St. Thomas Men With ‘Large Amount’ of Cocaine In Vehicle


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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two St. Thomas men were arrested after a routine traffic stop revealed that they had a “large amount” of cocaine in their vehicle.

According to the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) said that in St. Thomas on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at roughly 4:27 p.m. officers performed a traffic stop of a red jeep at the intersection of the Harwood Highway, in the vicinity of the Calvary Christian Academy.

Upon conducting an investigation of the vehicle, a large amount of narcotics of a white powdery substance was discovered. The white powdery substance was field tested and tested positive for cocaine.

Jesus Del Rosario Rondon, 40, the operator of the vehicle and Khadin Calvin Fahie, 21, the passenger, were arrested Wednesday and charged with constructive possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute.

Rondon and Fahie were booked, processed and turned over to the Bureau of Corrections pending an Advice of Rights hearing.

Anyone having information about any incidents please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340) 774-2211 or Criminal Investigation Bureau at (340) 714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers USVI at 1(800) 222-8477 to submit an anonymous tip or dial 911.

This matter is currently under active investigation by the Major Crime Unit.


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1 Comment

  1. Tom Smith
    March 12, 2018 at 9:52 AM — Reply

    How does a routine traffic stop lead to a search ? The police have no right to search your vehicle unless they have probable cause or you let them. Always say “NO” if the police ask to search your car. Don’t surrender your rights to the police. They are not your friends.

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