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Special Crime Initiative Results in Drug Arrest on St. John

Troy Powell (VIPD photo)
Troy Powell (VIPD photo)

Officers in the V.I. Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau working on “Operation Zero Tolerance in Love City” arrested a man for smoking marijuana in public in Cruz Bay.

According to police, at about 1:40 p.m. Sunday officers of the Special Operations Bureau, while working on the operation, an initiative of Police Commissioner Trevor Velinor, arrested Troy Powell, 31, charging him with possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute and loitering on federal property.

Police said the officers saw Powell smoking a marijuana cigarette on the premises of the Cruz Bay Post Office. Powell was subsequently found in possession of several dozen small bags of a controlled substance.

Bail for Powell was set at $10,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his advice of rights hearing.

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