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St. Croix’s Roosevelt Dowling Gets 6 and 1/2 Years in Prison 4 Crack Cocaine Distribution

CHRISTIANSTED — Roosevelt Dowling, 59, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. 
Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Dowling to a prison term of 78 months (6.5 years), to be followed by five years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment. 
According to court documents, on January 30, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Dowling’s Estate La Grande Princess residence and vehicle.
These officers seized approximately 31 grams of crack cocaine, 759 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, 19 marijuana plants, two digital scales, and $6,690 in cash. 

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD). 

Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards prosecuted the case.

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John McCarthy

John McCarthy

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.

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