Florida-Bound Traveler Stopped With 5 Bags of Cocaine In His Suitcase
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A man wanting to fly to Florida with five bags of cocaine in his suitcase was thwarted by federal law enforcement authorities in St. Thomas this weekend.
Aubrey Meyers was arrested at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas for possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, U.S Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
According to court documents filed in the case, Meyers was attempting to travel from St. Thomas to Orlando on Sunday.
Meyers was questioned by U.S. Customs and Borders Protection officials, and a search of his luggage revealed five clear plastic bags containing cocaine.
This case is being investigated by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement – Homeland Security Investigations.
It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Nathan Brooks and Adam Sleeper.
A criminal complaint is merely a charging document, and it is not in and of itself evidence of guilt, Shappert said.
“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law,” she said.