At VIFreepBreaking NewsCrime NewsPolice NewsSt. Thomas NewsU.S. Department of Justice

St. Thomas Postal Worker Calvin Benjamin Who Mailed 308 Pounds of Marijuana in U.S. Mail Gets Three Years In Prison

Conveyor belt for postal boxes

[ad name=”HTML-68″]

[wpedon id=”23995″ align=”left”]

CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former United States postal worker in St. Thomas got 3.08 years in prison from a federal judge for mailing 308 pounds of marijuana in the U.S. mail.

Calvin Benjamin, 50, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.

U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez sentenced Benjamin to 37 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 400 hours of community service.

On October 30, 2017, Benjamin pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute marijuana.

According to documents filed in court, between January 10, 2016 and March 8, 2017, Benjamin and other co-conspirators possessed and distributed approximately 140 kilograms of marijuana through the United States Postal Service.

The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service and Homeland Security Investigations.

It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

Previous post

St. Croix's Winston 'Moo Moo' DeCastro Pleads Guilty to Cocaine Distribution Charges in Federal Court

Next post

St. Thomas' Steven Lewis Gets One Year In Prison From Federal Judge For Bringing In Indian Illegals

The Author

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

No Comment

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *