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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas armed robbery getaway driver got only five years in prison when he was facing a maximum count of 20 years in prison. Devon Davis, 28, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today for his role in the armed robbery of the Gems and Gold Corner

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A former Department of Planning and Natural Resources officer who masterminded a smuggling operation that moved 220 pounds (100 kilos) of cocaine through the territory was given nearly sixteen years in prison for his federal conviction on cocaine distribution-related counts. Gerald W. Mercer, 42, of St. Thomas

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent in Charge, A.J. Collazo and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said that an upcoming prescription take-back event is scheduled for October 27th on St. Croix and St. Thomas. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three St. Thomas man were indicted by a federal grand jury on robbery, conspiracy and illegal gun charges — two men with money laundering charges. On September 9, 2018, a federal grand jury returned a seven-count indictment against Paul Girard, 30, Shaquan Prentice, 33, and Etherneal Simon,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — “Reducing violent crime and enhancing public safety are primary goals of the U.S. Attorney’s Office here in the Virgin Islands”, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said today. “On the one-year anniversary of the re-energized Project Safe Neighborhoods, we are moving forward with renewed energy to investigate and

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COLD-BLOODED HOME INVADER? CHRISS CEPEDA, 22, OF MACHUCHAL, ST. CROIX CHRISTIANSTED – One man was detained and two are scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court today for detention hearings after they were arrested and charged in connection with a home invasion and carjacking on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Two Pennsylvania natives were arrested today on charges that they tried to smuggle at least 28 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Ngoc Nguyen, 21, and Fendi Brooks, 25, each of Pittsburgh, were arrested on a complaint charging them with conspiracy to possess with the intent to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Thomas man was arrested today for trying to move at least 50 pounds of cocaine through the territory. Shahime Ludvig, Jr., 20, of Charlotte Amalie was arrested on a complaint charging him with possession with the intent to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHRISTIANSTED – A native of Venezuela admitted to federal charges of smuggling 357 pounds of marijuana into the territory. Manuel Rodriguez, 32, of Caracas, pled guilty in U.S. District Court on Thursday to one count of Possession of a Controlled Substance on Board a Vessel, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A St. Lucia native who was expelled from the territory in 2014 for “moral turpitude” was given 137 days in prison on Thursday for coming to the United States illegally. Isidore Francis Isidore, 61, of St. Lucia, was sentenced today for improper entry by an alien, U.S. Attorney

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