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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix bartender who was a fugitive from justice in the Pacific Northwest of the United States was arrested on drug and gun-related charges on Wednesday, authorities said. Troy Patterson, 51, of St. Croix, appeared in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock for an initial appearance after his arrest

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CHRISTIANSTED — Roosevelt Dowling, 59, of St. Croix, was sentenced on Wednesday in U.S. District Court on one count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Dowling to a prison term of 78 months (6.5 years), to be

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CHRISTIANSTED — A 45-year-old St. Croix man avoided federal prosecution on multiple drug charges by agreeing to a lesser charge in a plea bargain to illegal gun possession charges only, authorities said. United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Ladislau Concepcion, Jr., of St. Croix, pleaded guilty today

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Assistant U.S. Attorney General Eric Dreiband for the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division and U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today that Yohanna Gonzalez-McFarlane, 38, of the Dominican Republic was arrested yesterday and charged in a criminal complaint with one count of alien harboring for financial gain and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A Puerto Rico native who prosecutors called the “manager” of a Venezuelan maritime smuggling operation trying to bring 661 pounds of cocaine to the region was handed a 25-year prison term by a federal judge on Thursday. Omy Gutierrez-Calderon, 39, of San Juan, was sentenced to 300 months

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CHRISTIANSTED — A federal judge today gave a Puerto Rico man 11.25 years in prison for trying to bring 661.387 pounds of cocaine to the region, authorities said. Anibal Vega-Arizmendi, 29, of Culebra, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon admitted in federal court today that he hid a semi-automatic weapon in a shipment of tools to St. Croix, authorities said. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of a firearm by

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CHRISTIANSTED — After a six-day trial, a federal jury today found Delroy Thomas, Jr., 28, of St. Croix, guilty of murder for hire, attempted murder and attempted retaliation against a witness, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert said. According to the evidence presented at trial, between March 9, 2015 to

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Three South Americans and one Central American were charged in federal court today with drug smuggling in Caribbean waters patrolled by the United States, authorities said. Freddy Montano Paz, 29, Calixto Tumbaco, 41, Mariano Abregon, 42, and Hector Hernandez Saucedo, 48, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man admitted in federal court on Thursday that he smuggled nearly 20 pounds of marijuana from Miami to Frederiksted last year. Dequan Forde, 21, pled guilty in U.S. District Court to one federal count of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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