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Virgin Islands Crime Initiative Nets 1 Marijuana Arrest At Red Hook: VIPD

CHARLOTTE AMALIE —  Officers from the Virgin Islands Crime Initiative’s (VICI) “Operation 10-Day Rush” made one arrest on Wednesday night.

Peter John Francis, Jr., 30, of Estate Frydenhoj, was arrested at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, the Virgin Islands Police Department said.

Officers were conducting intelligence-led saturated patrols in the Red Hook and surrounding areas, when they found Francis in possession of more than the personal use amount of marijuana, VIPD spokesman Toby Derima said.

St. Thomas/St. John/Water Islands Chief of Police Steven Phillip said he supports the officers who participated in Operation 10-Day Rush and commended them for the arrest and the confiscation of the marijuana.

“We will continue this Virgin Islands Crime Initiative in our efforts to get drugs and guns off our streets,” Chief Phillip said.

Citizens are encouraged to continue calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, to help VIPD in the fight to reduce violent crime within our community.

All individuals listed as arrested or charged with a crime in this news article release are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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