Two Arrested During Search

Officers executing a search warrant on a William’s Delight home Monday arrested two men and seized a weapon and marijuana, the V.I. Police Department reported.
The warrant was executed in a joint effort by the Criminal Investigation Bureau, the Forensic Bureau and the Special Response Team.
According to police, as members of the SRT entered the dwelling, a man behind the door pointed a gun at them. After seeing several officers, he retreated into the dwelling and the search and arrest continued without any further incidents, the report said.
The two men in the home were later identified as 23-year-old Stedroy Francis Jr. and 44-year-old Pedro E. Harris.
The search of the premises yielded a .40 caliber handgun and rounds of ammunition and a bedroom being used to grow, dry and prepare marijuana for distribution. Police said an approximate total of 110 marijuana plants, 6,080 grams of dried marijuana buds, and drug paraphernalia used for packaging marijuana were seized in the operation.
Harris and Francis were both arrested and charged with cultivation and manufacture of a controlled substance and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.
Francis was also charged with unauthorized possession of an unlicensed firearm and other firearms related charges, along with third-degree assault for pointing his firearm at the officers.
Bail for Harris was set at $10,000 and bail for Francis was set at $35,000. Neither man was able to post bail and they were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending their advise of rights hearing.
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