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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A Michigan woman who tried to smuggle nearly 43 pounds of marijuana into St. Thomas through the airport was sentenced in federal court to a half year in prison on Thursday, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Deangelia D. Quintana, 30, of Flint, Michigan got six

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BUSTED! Neal Chesterfield of St. Thomas CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Gov. Kenneth Mapp’s hand-picked bodyguard has been arrested at the St. Thomas airport with 47.4 pounds of cocaine in his carry-on bag and $26,025 in undeclared cash in his computer case the Virgin Islands Free Press has learned. Neal A. Chesterfield,

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Noelle Bishopel of Atlanta, Georgia CHARLOTTE AMALIE – Eight of 14 cases filed in federal court involve people from the U.S. mainland (most frequently Atlanta) trying to smuggle marijuana into the territory by packing it in their luggage on flights going to St. Thomas. Case in point are two Atlanta

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE — A British Virgin Islands native was sentenced on Thursday in federal court for smuggling immigrants illegally into the United States. Ashemba Frett, 22, of Tortola was given three months in prison and three years of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Curtis Gomez for encouraging and

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CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A 20-year-old native of Georgia pleaded guilty in federal court to marijuana smuggling related charges on Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said. Keenan Powell-Ryder of Gainesville, Ga. made that plea in U.S. District Court to possession with intent to distribute marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe. According

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U.S. Attorney Ronald Sharpe CHARLOTTE AMALIE – A shameless example of abuse of power by a Virgin Islands government official was given a slap on the wrist in federal court today for coercing an illegal immigrant to have sex with him by pretending to be a law enforcement officer. U.S.

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CHRISTIANSTED – Two St. Croix men were sentenced on Monday in federal court to three years probation for picking up a package containing nearly 11 pounds of marijuana at a United States post office. Lamont Sweeney, 41, and Shawn Webster, 42, were given that sentence by Senior District Court Judge

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