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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.

Aubrey Meyers of St. Thomas on Facebook.

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.

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everything from coliform bacteria to Cryptosporidium in locally-bottled St. Croix drinking water, according to a then-unpublished University of the Virgin Islands sampling.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