CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands “king” is going to be operating a bit less regally after pleading guilty to being a cocaine dealer in the territory.
King Bob Leonard, 28, of Road Town, Tortola, entered a guilty plea to the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today.
According to court documents, in January and February of 2018 the defendant conspired with others to distribute cocaine. He operated through a number of text messages that were seized as part of the investigation.
Further, the investigation revealed that the defendant and others
coordinated the delivery of between 400 and 500 grams of cocaine in St. Thomas, USVI.
The offense carries a possible sentence of incarceration of up to twenty years, a maximum fine of up to $1,000,000 dollars, and a term of supervised release of up to six years.
Sentencing will be scheduled at a later date.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).