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Woods Sentenced for Possessing Contraband

Delroy Woods, a 25-year-old St. Croix resident, was sentenced Thursday by Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch to 21 months of imprisonment for possession of prison contraband, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Finch also ordered Woods to serve two years of supervised release, pay a $250 fine and pay a $100 mandatory assessment.

Woods pleaded guilty Oct. 9, 2015, to one count of possession of prison contraband. As part of his plea, Woods admitted that on May 7, 2013, while he was an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, he possessed a shank, or homemade knife, which was hidden in the head of his mattress inside his cell.

The case was investigated by the V.I. Bureau of Corrections and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami S. Badawy.

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