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Crime of the Week: Crime Stoppers Seeks Tips on Fentanyl Deaths

St. Croix: The anonymous tip service, Crime Stoppers USVI, is offering a $5,000 cash reward for information leading to an arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for manufacturing and/or distributing drugs laced with fentanyl.

There have been confirmed deaths on St. Croix attributed to fentanyl.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency. Many users believe that they are purchasing heroin and actually don’t know that they are purchasing fentanyl – which often results in overdose deaths.

St. Thomas: At approximately 7:39 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 police responded to reports of shots fired in the vicinity of Emancipation Garden near the fire station. A preliminary investigation conducted by officers on the scene revealed that the victim, a firefighter identified as Gregory Louis, had been sitting outside on a bench when an unknown suspect shot him in the back of his head.

The community is offering an additional reward for tips that lead to an arrest in this homicide.

Anyone with information on the Crime Of The Week cases can call Crime Stoppers USVI at 1-800-222-8477 (1-800-222-TIPS) or submit a tip online at www.P3tips.com or www.crimestoppersvi.org. Callers will be issued a confidential PIN and are encouraged to check back frequently for reward eligibility. Information that leads to the resolution of a case can make the tipster eligible for an anonymous reward.

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