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Routine Traffic Stop Results In St. Croix Man Being Arrested On Drug Charges

CHRISTIANSTED — A 29-year-old St. Croix man was arrested on drug charges after his vehicle was searched during a routine traffic stop.

Asha Felix of #20A Estate Slob was arrested about 10:02 p.m. on October 16 and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

VIPD mug shot of Asha Felix, 29, on St. Croix.

Felix was caught up in a traffic stop on Strand Street in Christiansted, and fled from police, but was eventually detained, according to the VIPD.

Police searched the Candido Guadalupe Terrace resident’s vehicle and found a cache of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia.

Unable to post $10,000 bail, Felix was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility.

Candida Guadalupe Terrrace in Estate Slob, St. Croix.
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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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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 50 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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