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Gun, Drugs Charges Weighed Against St. Croix Man Caught In Routine Traffic Stop

CHRISTIANSTED — Police conducting routine traffic stops near the Limetree Bay Refinery found one man in possession of an illegal gun and drugs in St. Croix on Wednesday.

“The Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program Unit police officers conducting a safety inspection of commercial motor vehicles in the Estate Mannings Bay Road area when it was discovered that Kareem Smith was in possession of a substantial amount of marijuana and a gun,” VIPD spokesman Glen Dratte said.

Kareem B. Smith, 34, admitted that he does not possess a license to carry the firearm that he was in possession of, according to Dratte.

Smith was arrested and charged for unauthorized possession of a firearm, possession of Mmarijuana with intent to Ddistribute, according to the VIPD.

Unable to post the $25,000 bail, Smith was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center pending an advice-of-rights hearing.

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John McCarthy

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John McCarthy has been reporting on the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Caribbean region since 1989. John's articles have appeared in the BVI Beacon, St. Croix Avis, San Juan Star and Virgin Islands Daily News. He is originally from Detroit, Michigan.

1 Comment

  1. April 11, 2019 at 5:12 PM — Reply

    Black lives matter…. this poor innocent guy was just trying to make a living. The gun wasn’t his he doesn’t know how it got there. the medical cannabis was for his patients that come out at night in the housing projects. Well it looks like he well have to close up shop for a while, poor customers that won’t be seeing his product.

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