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Williams Brought Marijuana To Federal Government Parking Lot On St. Croix — Will Get Slap On The Wrist

CHRISTIANSTED – A St. Croix man admitted to his role in a marijuana possession case here and can expect little time in prison as a result.

Dion Alfred-Carlton Williams, 20, of Frederiksted pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen Shappert said today.

Williams’ sentencing is scheduled for July 31.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, On March 10, 2017, Williams and his co-defendant attempted to enter the secure parking lot at the U.S. District Court to drop off paperwork.

Williams was the passenger in the car that his co-defendant drove to the court. The security officer denied them entrance and instructed the co-defendant driver to park in the visitor lot.

The driver refused and caused a disturbance, causing a special agent to approach his car. The agent smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car.

A search of the car yielded two Ziploc bags containing 10 vials of marijuana. The co-defendant stated the marijuana was for sale.

Williams said that he was an unemployed drug user and claimed that the marijuana was his. He also stated that he had just bought the marijuana for $100.

The defendant Williams was also searched and a dime bag of marijuana was found on him.

Williams faces a term of imprisonment of not more than one year and a $1,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

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John McCarthy

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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

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