Saturated police patrols over the weekend on St. Croix confiscated drugs, a BB gun, a .38 caliber weapon, 65 grams of crack cocaine and a quantity of marijuana
Four men were arrested and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm. Arrested were 19-year-old Jamal Armstrong, Chrishaun Harley, 20, Euclyn Prentice, also 20, and 25-year-old Al-Ahad Barbel. They are all natives of St. Croix. The men were arrested along with two male juveniles at about 11:30 p.m. Friday.
Officers patroling in JFK housing community saw a group engaged in gambling. The group attempted to disperse when police arrived but obeyed police instructions when asked to return. Police searched the area and found a BB-gun, a .38 caliber weapon and 36 grams of marijuana. The four adult suspects were all arrested and held on $25,000 bail which they were unable to post. They were remanded to the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility pending further court action. The juveniles were processed and released to the custody of their parents.
At about 9 p.m. Friday police assisted Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Enforcement Officers in the inspection of the Player’s Club in the Sunny Isles area. Police detained two women who fled the club when they observed the officers. The women were turned over to Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers.
Saturated patrols also confiscated 65 grams of crack cocaine hidden near the Bienvenido Mini Mart on Company Street. St. Croix Deputy Chief Christopher Howell said the area is a known drug trafficking area. This is the third time in three weeks that saturated patrols have confiscated drugs from the area.
Officers from the Tactical Unit as well as K-9 officers comprise the Saturated Patrol Units.