St. Croix

USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

St. Croix, USVI (STL.News) – Gibbs Bully, 52, of St. Croix, was sentenced on March 14, 2019, in District Count on one count of Possession of Marijuana with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Bully to a prison sentence of 18 months, followed by four … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix Man, Gibbs Bully Sentenced For His Role in Attempting to Smuggle Marijuana through the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport

USVI News: St. Croix, Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi, Fourth Defendant Convicted in June by a St. Croix Federal Jury is Sentenced to 10 Years For Conspiracy and Attempted Possession of Cocaine

St. Croix, USVI – Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi, age 27, of Puerto Rico, was sentenced on Friday to 120 months in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and attempted possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, by District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, announced United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert. Judge Lewis … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix, Jean Carlos Vega-Arizmendi, Fourth Defendant Convicted in June by a St. Croix Federal Jury is Sentenced to 10 Years For Conspiracy and Attempted Possession of Cocaine

USVI News: St. Croix, Sergio Quinones-Davila, Organizer of Cocaine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 23 Years for Conspiracy and Possession of Cocaine

St. Croix, USVI – District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis, on November 13, 2018, sentenced Sergio Quinones-Davila, age 44, of Orlando, Florida, to 276 months (23 yrs) in prison for conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. Judge Lewis … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix, Sergio Quinones-Davila, Organizer of Cocaine Trafficking Organization Sentenced to 23 Years for Conspiracy and Possession of Cocaine

USVI News: St. Croix, Federal Fugitive Paul Girard Apprehended on St. Croix without Incident

St. Croix, USVI – Federal defendant Paul Girard was apprehended early on Sunday morning on St. Croix by federal and local law enforcement agents. A team comprised of Deputy United States Marshals, DEA, FBI, ATF, and VIPD agents and officers located and arrested Girard without incident. Girard, who recently completed a federal sentence, was indicted … Continue reading USVI News: St. Croix, Federal Fugitive Paul Girard Apprehended on St. Croix without Incident

United States News: U.S. Attorney Shappert Announces Enhanced Efforts to Make our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

United States – “Reducing violent crime and enhancing public safety are primary goals of the U.S. Attorney’s Office here in the Virgin Islands”, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today. “On the one-year anniversary of the re-energized Project Safe Neighborhoods, we are moving forward with renewed energy to investigate and prosecute violent crime, even as … Continue reading United States News: U.S. Attorney Shappert Announces Enhanced Efforts to Make our Communities Safer through Project Safe Neighborhoods

Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

WASHINGTON – On August 3, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen M. Nielsen traveled to San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands to discuss ongoing hurricane recovery and preparedness efforts.  Secretary Nielsen was joined by Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Brock Long and General Terrence J. O’Shaughnessy, Commander, United States Northern Command. … Continue reading Homeland Security News: Readout from Secretary Nielsen’s Trip to Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands

U.S. Virgin Islands News: St. Croix, Six Members of a Venezuelan-sourced Maritime Cocaine Smuggling Operation Convicted by a St. Croix, Virgin Islands Jury

Conspirators Retrieved hundreds of Kilos of Cocaine from the High Sea for Distribution St. Croix, USVI – Following an eight-week re-trial, a St. Croix federal jury convicted six defendants on cocaine conspiracy and drug distribution charges, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced today.  Defendants Sergio Quinones-Davila, 43, of Orlando, Fla., Jose Hodge, 38, of … Continue reading U.S. Virgin Islands News: St. Croix, Six Members of a Venezuelan-sourced Maritime Cocaine Smuggling Operation Convicted by a St. Croix, Virgin Islands Jury