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Man Sentenced for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

On Tuesday, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Edridge Clyne, 45, to six months imprisonment followed by six months of home confinement and two years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, U.S. Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Gomez also ordered Clyne to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 400 hours of community service.

Clyne pleaded guilty on Feb. 5 to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to the plea agreement filed on Feb. 25, Clyne visited Tropical Shipping on St. Thomas to pick up a hot water heater and freezer. During a routine inspection, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics.

The Customs officers inspected the containers and discovered a total of 24 kilograms of marijuana hidden inside the appliances.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, Customs and Border Protection, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

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