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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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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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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Marvin Forbes, 49, from Orlando, Florida, pleaded guilty in federal court just prior to the beginning of jury selection for his trial on the charge of possession with Intent to distribute 12.61 kilograms of marijuana. According to court

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A former supermarket cashier who brought 167 pounds of marijuana to the airport in seven suitcases pleaded guilty to drug smuggling charges today, authorities said. Idesha Patricia Sterrod pled in U.S. District Court in St. Thomas to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Leaving all his cares behind on the mainland for a stress-free vacation in St. Thomas could send a New Jersey man on a harsh trip back to prison. Luis C. Cancio, 38, of Elizabeth, New Jersey, was arrested April 12 at King Airport on St. Thomas as

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Police have released new details in the weekend arrest of a Texas woman who allegedly conducted a theft operation on St. John. Jennifer A. Northcutt, 54, of Richardson, Texas, was arrested at 12:30 p.m. Friday and charged with grand larceny and possession of stolen property, the Virgin

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SAN JUAN — Federal agents from Puerto Rico seized a record 2,500 kilos of cocaine off a man-made submarine from Colombia earlier this month. The vessel is the first of its kind to be intercepted in the Caribbean Sea, W. Stephen Muldrow, United States Attorney District of Puerto Rico, said in

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the airport with 2.35 pounds of cocaine taped to his torso was sentenced Thursday to 2.5 years in prison by a federal judge. Miguel Batista, 27, of Charlotte Amalie, was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison for possession

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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,

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas man who was caught at the St. Thomas airport with 40 pounds of marijuana in his luggage has been sentenced Thursday to no time in prison, authorities said. Sheldon Isles, 38, was sentenced to five years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute a

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