The husband of a Virgin Islands police officer is reportedly in custody after being arrested Wednesday night on drug-possession charges during an overnight roadblock.
The unidentified man was reportedly taken into custody after officers found a large quantity of cocaine on his person. One source estimated the volume of the illegal drug to be around two kilos.
Other law enforcement sources said a large quantity of money orders purchased at local banks was also confiscated during the search of the man's vehicle.
There are reports that the so-far-unidentified suspect drove up to the area where the roadblocks were being effected but attempted to reverse his vehicle away when he realized it was a law-enforcement operation. He was stopped, his vehicle was searched and he was taken into custody.
Detail on bail information was not available as of publication.
Virgin Islands police have used roadblocks in the past as an anti-crime initiative to intercept illegal drugs and guns.