CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man was arrested by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations special agents on charges related to allegedly having a loaded handgun in a school zone and at least 2.2 pounds of marijuana.
Rakem “Kimby” Hendrickson, of St. Croix made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon on Wednesday.
Hendrickson was arrested for possession of a firearm within a school zone, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C. F. Shappert said.
According to court documents, on February 16, 2018, a search warrant was obtained for Hendrickson’s vehicle that was located at the Dynasty Grocery Store, aka Paul’s, in Sion Farm.
The search subsequently revealed a loaded Glock .40 caliber pistol with various additional ammunition, over a kilogram of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and $2,584 in cash.
The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) and Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Daniel H. Huston.
Shappert said that an arrest warrant is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt.
“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty,” she said.