Naeem Akil Smith, 24, of St. Thomas was arrested April 27 and charged May 5 with the unlawful possession of 18 firearms, including two assault rifles, at the Cyril E. King Airport.
The VIPD will activate the national safety initiative “Click It or Ticket” for two weeks beginning on Monday to encourage Virgin Islands motorists to wear seatbelts or pay the price.
Miguel Rodriguez, 60, of St. Thomas, Estanislao de Jesus, 47, and Tomas Miguel Liriano Castillo, 44, both of the Dominican Republic, were arrested Monday and charged with one count each of possession with intent to distribute narcotics.
Rolando Torres De La Cruz, 25, was arraigned Monday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in an indictment with being an alien in possession of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Keenan Powell-Ryder, 20, of Georgia was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, after 14.99 kilograms were allegedly found in his luggage at Cyril E. King Airport on St. Thomas.
Michael Velez, 36, was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation, six months of electronic monitoring and a $500 fine on a conviction of one count of manufacture of marijuana.
Carl Hansen, 55, pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to using a communications facility in causing or facilitating the commission of felonies under the Controlled Substances Act.
The V.I. Police Department arrested Ala Zatar on Wednesday and charged him with two counts of animal abuse and disturbance of the peace after an incident in which two dogs were injured.
Shawki Thomas, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday before the Honorable George W. Cannon to one count of unlawful mailing of a firearm, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.
Police Department on Tuesday reminded Virgin Islanders of restrictions on the sale and service of alcoholic beverages on Friday, which is Good Friday in the Christian calendar.