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Woman arrested in USVI for trying to smuggle ‘ganja’ into prison

Sherifa Petersen was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center. Photo: VIC

FREDERIKSTED, St Croix, USVI — A woman was arrested over the weekend for allegedly attempting to smuggle marijuana into the Golden Grove Correctional Facility for an inmate, [US] Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) Public Information Officer Glen Dratte announced late Monday, December 12, 2016.

Mr Dratte said the suspect, 28-year-old Sherifa Petersen was remanded to the Golden Grove Detention Center after Bureau of Corrections officers smelled marijuana coming from a clear plastic bag that Ms Petersen brought for the inmate.

The bag included clothes and shoes, according to Mr Dratte, but two corrections officers smelled the distinct scent of marijuana emanating from the bag.

The officers decided to inspect the plastic bag further, and determined that the scent was coming from a black pair of Jordan sneakers. They decided to dissect the sneakers and two small, clear plastic bags dropped from the sole of the sneakers with a green, leafy substance in them, according to Mr Dratte.

The substance tested positive for marijuana, according to Mr Dratte. Ms Petersen was arrested for introduction of narcotics into the prison.

8 Responses to “Woman arrested in USVI for trying to smuggle ‘ganja’ into prison”

  • Never (13/12/2016, 15:54) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    A chicken head will never learn. Why is it that some women is willing to ruin themselves by doing illegal things for some low life man that is going to bring them down.
  • rock city (13/12/2016, 15:56) Like (2) Dislike (2) Reply
    What else is new?
  • 2 cents more (13/12/2016, 17:32) Like (5) Dislike (1) Reply
  • Aaaaahhhhh (13/12/2016, 18:36) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Dats - u ked up . If she was visiting her man ; he inside no help to her ; now she put herself inside too.
    Hope they aint got children ; its. Sadd
  • Tiff (13/12/2016, 19:42) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    This is sad... to think this young woman with the future ahead of her would risk her freedom for some man in jail who can't do anything for her.. this is pure stupidity. Anyone can smell weed...
  • Bandit (14/12/2016, 09:53) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
    Because they think that their brain is so big and they are smarter than everyone else. Lock her up and throw away the key for her stupidity.
  • SMH (22/12/2016, 02:51) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    She shoulda just put it in her panty

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