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CHARLOTTE AMALIE —Four Santo Domingo men face federal drug smuggling charges after the U.S. Coast Guard seized 1,146 pounds of cocaine and two go-fast vessels off the southern coast of the Dominican Republic late last month. Carlos De La Rosa, 33, Alexis Sanchez Garcia, 32, Rafael Martinez, 29, and Elvis

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Dominican man who sold cocaine in St. Thomas faces 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy charges, authorities said. Tommy Ramirez, 32, of Santo Domingo, entered a guilty plea to the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Thomas coke dealer will have to settle for a porcelain throne in prison after being sentenced to just over three years in prison. for a drug conviction. King Bob Leonard, 28, of St. Thomas, got 37 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S.

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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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CHRISTIANSTED — An armed St. Croix man who brashly sold drugs out of his Jeep right across the street from an elementary school was given the maximum amount of time in prison by a federal judge on Wednesday. Rakem “Kimby” Hendrickson, 29, of St. Croix, appeared before Chief U.S. District Court

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CHRISTIANSTED — A former St. Croix airport worker who provided 11 pounds of cocaine to a drug mule was given two years in prison by a federal judge. Lamech Matthew, 28, of Frederiksted, was sentenced in U,S, District Court in Golden Rock on Thursday after pleading guilty to one count

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CHARTLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix couple faces a host of federal firearms charges after authorities say they purchased gun parts online, then illegally assembled and sold more than 100 firearms in the territory, according to a Grand Jury indictment unsealed today. Somalie Bruce, 35, and Jeanorah Williams, 26, of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands “king” is going to be operating a bit less regally after pleading guilty to being a cocaine dealer in the territory. King Bob Leonard, 28, of Road Town, Tortola, entered a guilty plea to the charge of conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney

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FREDERIKSTED — The hits keep coming for St. Croix’s Malachi Benjamin, who was sentenced Thursday to just over a year in prison for dealing cocaine. Benjamin and four co-defendants are facing new federal drug and weapons charges related to a series of crimes stretching back to 2013, according to an

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A St. Croix man was given a little over a year in prison for having cocaine in a car in which he was a passenger, authorities said. Malachi Benjamin, 25, was sentenced Thursday to 14 months and 10 days by U.S. District Judge Robert Molloy on his

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