Caheem Johnson, 22, of St. Thomas, was detained Tuesday after his arrest Saturday for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, acting U.S. Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.Johnson made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller on Sunday after being charged in a criminal complaint.
According to the complaint, on Saturday at the Cyril E. King Airport, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection K-9 detected narcotics in Johnson’s carry-on luggage. CBP officers examined the contents of the luggage, which revealed six sealed bags containing a green leafy substance. CBP officers seized and field tested the green leafy substance and determined it to be approximately 2.2 kilograms of marijuana.
If convicted, Johnson faces a maximum sentence of not more than five years in prison, a fine of as much as $250,000 and three years of supervised release.
This case is being investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Anna A. Vlasova.