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Police Patrols Capture Crack Cocaine, Marijuana

Saturated patrols on St. Croix confiscated more than two ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia during weekend patrols, according to a report from the V.I. Police Department.

The drugs were confiscated Saturday night near the Beinvenido Mini Mart on Company Street in Christiansted and La Loma Grocery Store in Estate Mon Bijou.

According to Deputy Police Chief Christopher Howell, he and members of the K-9 and Special Operation Bureau conducted saturated patrols during the weekend. On Saturday night officers investigated suspicious activity in front of the Beinvenido Mini Mart. The K-9 police dogs were deployed and discovered the crack cocaine under a trailer used as storage for the mini mart.

The drugs have a street value of several thousand dollars, Howell said. Officers interviewed people in the area and confiscated drug paraphernalia. No arrests were made at that time and the case is being followed up by police.

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Later that night saturated patrols attempted to interview several people congregated near the La Loma Grocery store, but when the police arrived the people fled the area. Police searched the area and found a quantity of marijuana.

Saturated patrol officers also conducted foot patrols in several housing communities during the night, including Aureo Diaz Heights and Lorraine Village Apartments.

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Saturated patrols on St. Croix confiscated more than two ounces of crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia during weekend patrols, according to a report from the V.I. Police Department.

The drugs were confiscated Saturday night near the Beinvenido Mini Mart on Company Street in Christiansted and La Loma Grocery Store in Estate Mon Bijou.

According to Deputy Police Chief Christopher Howell, he and members of the K-9 and Special Operation Bureau conducted saturated patrols during the weekend. On Saturday night officers investigated suspicious activity in front of the Beinvenido Mini Mart. The K-9 police dogs were deployed and discovered the crack cocaine under a trailer used as storage for the mini mart.

The drugs have a street value of several thousand dollars, Howell said. Officers interviewed people in the area and confiscated drug paraphernalia. No arrests were made at that time and the case is being followed up by police.

Later that night saturated patrols attempted to interview several people congregated near the La Loma Grocery store, but when the police arrived the people fled the area. Police searched the area and found a quantity of marijuana.

Saturated patrol officers also conducted foot patrols in several housing communities during the night, including Aureo Diaz Heights and Lorraine Village Apartments.