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Detroit man arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana into USVI

According to the complaint, on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the Cyril E. King Airport’s baggage claim area, a CBP K-9 detected narcotics in a checked bag belonging to Mr Deonte Bailey, who had arrived on a Delta Airlines flight from New York. Photo: windspree.com
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CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI- Deonte Bailey, 24, made his initial appearance on Sunday January 31, 2016 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged in a complaint with possession with intent to distribute marijuana into the US Virgin Islands, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and US Customs and Border Protection’s (CBP) [US] Virgin Islands Area Port Director Louis Harrigan announced through a press release on February 1, 2016.

Mr Bailey was detained pending preliminary and detention hearings set for Tuesday February 2, 2016.

According to the complaint, on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the Cyril E. King Airport’s baggage claim area, a CBP K-9 detected narcotics in a checked bag belonging to Mr Bailey, who had arrived on a Delta Airlines flight from New York.

Mr Bailey was taken to secondary inspection where CBP officers discovered a baggage claim ticket for a second bag. The CBP officers went to the Delta Airlines baggage claim area where a second bag belonging to Mr Bailey was recovered.

CBP Field Operations officers seized a total of 46 pounds (21.1 kilos) of marijuana from Mr Bailey’s bags. “CBP officers remain vigilant to detect and seize illegal contraband being illegally brought into our islands,” stated USVI Port Director Harrigan.

Under federal law if convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Mr Bailey faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

This case is being investigated by US Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Nelson L. Jones.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that a complaint is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

11 Responses to “Detroit man arrested attempting to smuggle marijuana into USVI”

  • rock city (02/02/2016, 10:31) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Come on people tis time them legalise this thing
  • bmarley (02/02/2016, 10:50) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    legalize it
  • krooks (02/02/2016, 10:57) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    I thought ganja was legal in the USA?
  • Scary Mary (02/02/2016, 11:17) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    These guys get dummer and dummer with each passing year. He tried to get onto a commercial flight with 46 POUNDS of weed? Using too much of his own product I guess.
    • yeah (02/02/2016, 13:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      Right at the maximum baggage weight at that....LOL
    • Hmm (02/02/2016, 13:37) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
      You read it wrong, he was trying to smuggle it (into) STT. He did get on the flight in NY, and he reached the destination. So it's how he got thru the security check-point at JFK with 46lbs is what I'm here trying to figure out...
  • JACK BE STILL (02/02/2016, 12:23) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
    It’s time we address this in the Caribbean LEGALIZE IT NOW
  • fraude (02/02/2016, 13:33) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    I wonder if he is associated with the mayor?
  • lodger (02/02/2016, 14:36) Like (2) Dislike (1) Reply
    Dumb. Isnt this the wrong way round? I thought drugs went FROM the Caribbean TO the USA?!
  • know it (02/02/2016, 19:07) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply

    Dumb @$$ people send to USA for drugs from when you hear that drugs come from Caribbean

  • wize up (03/02/2016, 05:10) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    inflation!!!!


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