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CHRISTIANSTED — A man who was arrested for simple drug possession of an opioid in January was sentenced by a federal judge Monday to time served. Marshall D. Miller, 44, of Illinois, was sentenced on Monday to 69 days in prison (time served) for simple possession of fentanyl, U.S. Attorney Gretchen

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Kitts native who was staring down a sentence of 10 years hard time — was able to strike a bargain with federal authorities — and got six years taken off. Alvin Henry, 41, of St. Thomas, was sentenced to four years in prison in U.S. District

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CHRISTIANSTED — It’s all about the Benjamins … A St. Croix man who grew weed and stole WAPA current … got one day in prison from a visiting federal judge. Jaheem Benjamin, 33, of St. Croix, was sentenced today in U.S. District Court in Golden Rock on one federal count of

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A Mexican national and an Ecuadorian national each pleaded guilty to trying to smuggle 3,384 pounds of cocaine into the region just minutes before their jury trial was scheduled to begin in St. Thomas, authorities said. Hector Hernandez Saucedo, of Mexico City and Calixto Tumbaco of Quito

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE –– A St. Croix female airport employee and four men heard the formal reading of the drug trafficking conspiracy charges against them in federal court six days ago, authorities said. Ivan James, Kai James, Joh Williams, Malachi Benjamin and Tillisa Caesar appeared on Wednesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge

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CHRISTIANSTED — The opioids crisis — a major problem on the U.S. mainland that claims the lives of rich and poor alike … including pop star Prince — is officially a problem in the territory now, too. Marshall D. Miller, 44, of unknown address, pled guilty today to the charge

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix convicted felon who tried to hide the shipment of a machine pistol, magazines and ammunition to himself by mixing them in to a shipment of tools was given 4.833 years in prison by a federal judge. William Payne, 39, of St. Croix, was sentenced on

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Two Pennsylvania women were handed sentences of 5.2 years and 6.4 years for a crack cocaine conviction in federal court. Ngoc Nguyen, 22, and Fendi Brooks, 26, both from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, were sentenced Thursday for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of

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CHRISTIANSTED — A St. Croix man faces federal charges that he knowingly tried to hide one of the territory’s biggest alleged drug dealers in a garage apartment on the hillside facing historic Salt River. At the time Paul “Bogus” Girard, Jr. was being sought by local and federal authorities during

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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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