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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas air traveler pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle about 7.5 pounds of marijuana into the territory on a commercial flight from Atlanta, authorities said. Kharim Moore pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on Monday to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that a Nigerian national was arrested on June 4, 2021, at the Cyril E. King Airport on criminal charges related to her alleged misrepresentation that she was a United States citizen. According to court documents, Ifeoma Inneh, 40, of Abuja, appeared

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who received 4.4 pounds of cocaine from an airport employee in a restroom prior to boarding a flight has been sentenced to 2.25 years in prison, authorities said. Zion Hazel, 24, of St. Croix, appeared Wednesday before Visiting U.S. District Court Judge Anne E.

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man who had been previously convicted of attempted robbery, pleaded guilty to an illegal gun charge in federal court, authorities said. Lionel Woodley, 35, of St. Croix, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., in U.S. District Court on St. Croix and entered a

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man who tried to move nearly 50 pounds of cocaine from St. Thomas to Atlanta was sentenced to six years in prison by a federal judge on Thursday. U,S, District Court Judge Wilma Lewis, sentenced Jakwaan Sweeny, Jr., 22, of St. Croix, to 72

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CRUZ BAY — Police are pressing the boyfriend of a British woman missing from St. John for nearly three months to begin cooperating fully with their investigation. Sarm Heslop’s Michigan boyfriend Ryan Bane has refused to allow police to search his boat, from where he says she disappeared in the early hours of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man with previous felony convictions has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for illegally possessing a firearm, authorities said. Ladislau “Lad” Concepcion Jr., 47, of Christiansted, was sentenced to 72 months in federal prison after pleading guilty to carrying a firearm during a

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CHRISTIANSTED — An admitted kidnapper and burglar home for his aunt’s funeral told federal agents he brought four pounds of marijuana with him on the flight to St. Croix because he knew it was worth double what it is worth in Atlanta. Ra’Kheel Velasquez, 23, of Georgia, was arrested on

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Thomas man who used prison phone calls to steal more than $120,000 from a former doctor and two others by impersonating prominent government officials pleaded guilty today to witness tampering and other federal charges, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced that Yamini Potter

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MIAMI — Two Virgin Islands police officers charged with smuggling a planeload of cocaine to Miami have filed notices that they intend to plead guilty, rather than take their cases to trial, according to documents filed in the U.S. District Court of Southern Florida. Officers Shakim Mike, 29, and Teshawn

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