CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A California man who smuggled 6.6 pounds of marijuana into the St. Thomas airport was sentenced Thursday to no prison time, authorities said.
Nathaniel Robinson, 29, of Montclair, California was sentenced to two years’ probation and fined $1,000 for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today.
According to court documents, Robinson was stopped at the Cyril E. King Airport after arriving in St. Thomas from Miami, Florida.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers then searched his luggage and found seven vacuum sealed bags containing three kilograms of marijuana.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle R. Payne prosecuted the case.