St. Thomas’ Aubrey Meyers Arrested With Cocaine In His Luggage At C.E.K. Airport
CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man living on the U.S. mainland was arrested with 4.8 ounces of cocaine in his luggage here, authorities said.
Aubrey Meyers, of Charlotte Amalie, was charged with possession of cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said.
The court filings allege that Meyers purchased a ticket for a flight leaving the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on October 27.
At the airport, Meyers was referred to secondary inspection.
A search of his luggage uncovered five small clear plastic bags containing approximately 136 grams of a white powdery substance that field tested positive for the presence of cocaine.
Meyers said on Facebook that he went to Charlotte Amalie High School (CAHS) on St. Thomas.
This case is being investigated by U.S. Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Adam Sleeper.
Shappert said that the filing of a criminal information in federal court is merely a formal charging document and is not in and of itself evidence of guilt.
“Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty,” she said.