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CHRISTIANSTED – A 52-year-old native of Puerto Rico pleaded guilty in federal court to moving 156.53 pounds of cocaine through St. Croix, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carmelo Cruz-Velez admitted in federal court on St. Croix to conspiracy to possess a controlled substance with intent to distribute charges,

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Estanislao de Jesus at home in the DR CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 47-year-old native of the Dominican Republic pleaded guilty to smuggling 13.23 pounds of cocaine from the British Virgin Islands to St. Thomas, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Estanislao De Jesus of Santo Domingo, admitted to the

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 35-year-old national of the Dominican Republic was sentenced to only 1.75 years in prison for his role in a cash and assault rifles for cocaine conspiracy that was to take place on the St. Thomas campus of the University of the Virgin Islands, according to the

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Chief U.S. District Court Judge Wilma Lewis CHRISTIANSTED – A 56-year-old St. Croix man was given a suspended sentence after admitting to using a cell phone to conduct drug deals, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Carl “Cuz” Hansen was given four years probation by U.S. District Court Chief Judge

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 What 100 kilos of cocaine looks like CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A federal judge sentenced a 36-year-old Puerto Rico native to 10.5 years in prison after pleading guilty to cocaine distribution conspiracy-related charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Jose Luis Ponce-Pagan was ordered to serve 126 months behind bars

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 An AK-47 machine gun and magazines CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 24-year-old St. Thomas native admitted in federal court that a cache of machine guns and other weapons in his luggage were his. Naeem Akil Smith of Estate Thomas pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court on St. Thomas Thursday to trafficking

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 29-year-old St. Croix man pleaded guilty to illegal gun charges in federal court on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Dwayne Wesselhoft admitted in U.S. District Court in Estate Golden Rock that he possessed a gun while using illegal drugs on St. Croix, U.S. Attorney

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 27-year-old St. Thomas man was arrested and charged in federal court with trafficking firearms, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Mohammed Jubran, 27, made his initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a one-count

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CHRISTIANSTED – A 50-year-old St. Croix man was ordered to serve just over four years in prison after pleading guilty to charges in federal court that he was a convicted felon in possession of a gun, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Misael “Salao” Melendez was sentenced in U.S.

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 GUILTY PLEA: Kishma Weeks of St. Croix CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Three women pleaded guilty to money laundering related charges in connection with the Chow Mein marijuana smuggling case that spanned the 3,438 miles between Los Angeles and St. Thomas. Tamisha McBean, 32, of St. Thomas, pleaded guilty in federal court

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