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KINGSHILL — When gunfire rang out at four separate locations on St. Croix on April 19 — the Virgin Islands Police Department responded immediately to every potential crime scene. One week ago, the VIPD, acting more like firemen responding to an alarm, sprung into action right away and were “first

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — A Florida woman tried to smuggle 14.61 pounds of marijuana in her checked luggage at the St. Croix airport, federal authorities said. Yvette Simeina, 40, of Orlando, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of marijuana with intent to distribute by

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Missouri sex offender who used a gay porn app to prey on St. Croix’s male children has been given 10 years in prison, authorities said. Robert Black, 50, of Kansas City, was sentenced to 120 months in prison today on charges of attempted coercion and enticement and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A New York City man was caught by federal officers trying to smuggle 2.2 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas last week, authorities said. A criminal complaint has been filed against Christopher Dunn of New York for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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FREDERIKSTED — Two St. Thomas men suspected of involvement in an attempt to smuggle at least 13 pounds of marijuana aboard an American Airlines flight to St. Croix were arrested on Thursday, authorities said. Two additional men also implicated in the marijuana smuggling operation have been previously convicted of weapons

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — His chance to have his case heard before the U.S. Supreme Court denied, a South Carolina man faces five years in prison after admitting in federal court that he mailed guns to himself in St. Thomas. Steven Baxter, 36, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court before Magistrate

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CHRISTIANSTED — An Arizona man who tried to smuggle 24 pounds of marijuana into St. Croix has pleaded guilty in federal court to being a drug dealer, authorities said. Armando Antonio Mena, 29, of Phoenix, pleaded guilty today to possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F.

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