80.7 F
Charlotte Amalie
Saturday, April 20, 2024
HomeNewsPolice & CourtsTraffic Stop Results in Firearm Arrest

Traffic Stop Results in Firearm Arrest

A routine traffic stop Tuesday morning resulted in the arrest of a St. Croix man on charges of illegal possession of a firearm and a controlled substance.

According to the V.I. Police Department, at about 10:27 a.m. Tuesday, officers on patrol saw a vehicle with two different license plates. The police unit followed the vehicle on Midland Road in the vicinity of Morgan’s Enterprise in Estate Glynn.

The officers pulled over the vehicle and asked the driver for his vehicle registration and driver’s license. The driver opened his glove box and the officer said he saw what appeared to be a green leafy substance that was later determined to be marijuana.

The officers then conducted a search and allegedly discovered a black ammunition magazine with 12 rounds and a firearm in the driver’s right front pocket.

The driver, identified by police as 21-year-old Emile Brin, was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to report a firearm, unauthorized possession of a firearm, and possession or sale of ammunition.

He was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Facility pending his advice of rights hearing.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.