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USVI woman arrested for receiving firearms in the mail

On April 5, 2017, agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Shelica Baxter in the area of the Sugar Estate Post Office in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands after she received a package from her post office box containing two firearms. Photo: VIC

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, St Thomas, USVI — Shelica Baxter, 26, of St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (USVI) made her initial appearance today, April 6, 2017 before US Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with receiving firearms through the mail, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced.

Miller released Baxter on a $10,000 unsecured bond and set Baxter’s preliminary hearing for April 12, 2017.

According to the complaint, on April 5, 2017, agents of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) arrested Baxter in the area of the Sugar Estate Post Office in St Thomas after she received a package from her post office box containing two firearms.

Under federal law, if convicted of receiving firearms, Baxter faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. This case is being investigated by HSI, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Acting United States Attorney Hewlett 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.

16 Responses to “USVI woman arrested for receiving firearms in the mail”

  • rock city (06/04/2017, 22:16) Like (4) Dislike (10) Reply
    i am sure this would have ended up in Tortola
    • z6ne (07/04/2017, 10:10) Like (9) Dislike (1) Reply
      Nah we does buy um from the RVIPF Or Send straight here
    • Fact over Fiction. , (08/04/2017, 08:32) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      This is normal in the bvi. There was evidence in a murder case in East end where it was revealed that a gun was received through fed ex or dhl. But besides it happens in the government post office too.
    • Rock city 2 (10/04/2017, 05:29) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
      U sound like an A hole
  • Yes (06/04/2017, 23:09) Like (21) Dislike (2) Reply

    Seriously?! Smh how dumb do you have to be to think that you can just walk your happy @4$ out of a Post Office with a package full of guns and ammo?! Dumb broads! This is hilarious!

  • NezRez (06/04/2017, 23:55) Like (12) Dislike (0) Reply
    Really? You mean to tell me there really are people this DUMB? So. she didn't thought the authorities would not be waiting to see her pick up her mail? Dumb de Dumb Dumb.....Dumb
  • far (07/04/2017, 05:57) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Apple don't fall far from the tree
  • hi-sis (07/04/2017, 09:17) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    women in the business too?
  • Rugar mini 14 (07/04/2017, 10:07) Like (6) Dislike (1) Reply
    Brand new Glock 23 with 22Round magazine fresh out the post it tola lol
  • Smith&Wesson (07/04/2017, 10:56) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    They were tipped off is all, she's not stupid that is how it's done.
  • She is not in it alone (07/04/2017, 12:35) Like (3) Dislike (0) Reply
    Yes others have done it and have gotten away but there is a saying: Everyday for de tief and one day for de owner. Even if the young lady knows of such she may say she knows nothing about it or it aint hers or its her husband/boyfriend,etc. Many are involved no wonder so many guns on the black market.For sure it might have caused a few more deaths in the islands. We dont have a gun factory but we do have gun users and gun victims.
  • Afu (08/04/2017, 07:47) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    WISE A$$. There's always someone wiser.

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