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Police

Charles Gets 60 Months for Drug Conspiracy, Possession

Rhasheel Charles, a 30-year-old St. Thomas resident, was sentenced Thursday to 60 months in prison and five years of supervised release after pleading guilty to drug conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
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Two Injured in Police-Involved Shooting on St. Croix

Two men, one of them an off-duty police officer, were injured Thursday in the Calquon area, in a shooting incident in which a communication breakdown appears to have caused a friendly-fire shooting.
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Celestine Convicted of Shooting Woman and Leaving Her for Dead

C’Quan Celestine, a 23-year-old resident of Anna’s Retreat, was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections Tuesday minutes after a jury convicted him of shooting a woman and leaving her for dead.
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Officials Finger Wheelchair Bound Defendant as Drug Kingpin

Federal prosecutors have accused a disabled man of being the mastermind behind not one but two major drug trafficking cases uncovered in 2016. Craig Richardson is one of four men indicted May 18.
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DPNR Officer and Three Others Indicted in Cocaine Conspiracy Case

Gerald Mercer, 42, Jamal Haynes, 39, Makimba Barry, 39, and Craig Richardson, 39, were indicted by a federal grand jury Thursday and charged with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine.
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St. Thomas Man Faces Marijuana Charges

Dean Thompson, 47, of St. Thomas, made his initial appearance Monday on an indictment charging him with conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute marijuana, and possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
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Fifth Suspect Arrested in McDonald’s Robbery

Troy Titley, 36 of St. Thomas, made his initial appearance Friday before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged by indictment in the March 25 robbery and police standoff at the Lockhart Shopping Center McDonald's.
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Two Sentenced for Firearms Trafficking

Mohammed Jubran, 27, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in prison, and co-defendant, Raji Yusuf, 30, of Puerto Rico, was sentenced to 27 months, both for trafficking in firearms.
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Gunman Shoots Man Parked on Side of Road

A St. Thomas man told police he was parked on the side of the road at the top of Raphune Hill Monday afternoon making a phone call when a passerby stopped and shot him twice.
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Commissioner Remembers the Day Sweeney Died

Delroy Richards said he was closely connected with six of the seven officers whose graves were visited in the morning as part of National Police Week observance.
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