St. Croix’s Jahraun Brodhurst Gets 1.75 Years In Prison For Federal Gun and Drug Crimes
MUGSHOT: Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 26, got 1.75 years in prison from a federal judge.
CHRISTIANSTED – A federal judge sentenced a St. Croix man to 1.75 years in jail for admitting to illegal gun and drug crimes on Friday.
Jahraun Malachi Brodhurst, 26, was sentenced before U.S. District Court Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis to 21 months’ imprisonment for his convictions of unlawfully mailing a firearm and possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
Judge Lewis also sentenced Brodhurst to three years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment, according to Shappert.
According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on May 26, 2014, Brodhurst sent a U.S. priority mail parcel from Florida to St. Croix that contained a pistol and an AR-15 lower receiver with an obliterated serial number. Both of the firearms were wrapped in carbon paper.
The United States Postal Inspection Service Forensic Laboratories recovered two latent prints from the adhesive side of tape used to wrap the firearms in the carbon paper.
Those prints matched Brodhurst’s known fingerprints.
On May 4, 2017, while a passenger in a car, stopped at a DUI checkpoint, Brodhurst was apprehended in possession of a distribution quantity of marijuana.
The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, and the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD).
It was prosecuted by Meredith J. Edwards.
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