District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on Tuesday sentenced T’Koi Lee Bryan, 24, of Florida to five months imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute 4.8 kilos of marijuana, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe.
Gomez also ordered Bryan to pay a $1,000 fine and a special assessment of $100 and to perform 400 hours of community service.
According to court records, Bryan was arrested Sept. 26 when he arrived at the Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas, on board a Spirit Airlines flight from Fort Lauderdale.
Sharpe said that on Nov. 12, Bryan pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. As part of his plea, Bryan admitted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, with the assistance of a canine, found approximately 4.8 kilos of marijuana in his checked luggage.
This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Everard E. Potter.