Police Arrest Man on Drug and Firearm Charges

Kenyata Tulsi, 28, was arrested Saturday after police on St. Thomas said they found him with an unlicensed firearm in his backpack and five small clear plastic bags of cocaine in his cell phone.

The V.I. Police Department reported Monday that Tulsi, who lives on Garden Street, was arrested before 3 a.m. Saturday and charged with possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.

Members of the Special Operations Bureau and Criminal Intelligence Unit reported they saw Tulsi conducting what appeared to be a drug transaction on Kronprindsens Gade. When they approached Tulsi he began acting in what police said was a suspicious manner and was patted down for officers’ safety. During the pat-down officers said Tulsi kept moving the backpack, which an officer grabbed. Inside he found the .38 caliber firearm.

When ordered to the ground Tulsi threw the phone under a vehicle. Officers retrieved it and found the drugs in the phone’s empty battery compartment.

Bail for Tulsi was set at $35,000 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action

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