St. Thomas man carried 6 plastic bags of marijuana in carry-on bag at airport

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - May 8, 2013: American Airlines Boeing 757 large commercial airliner aircraft taking off from McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas.

St. Thomas, USVI – Trevon Richards, 31, of St. Thomas, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and entered a guilty plea yesterday to one count charging him with possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Richards arrived at the Cyril E. King Airport in St. Thomas on November 4, 2020. After disembarking, Richards was stopped on the tarmac when a K-9 alerted to his backpack. Customs and Border Patrol Officers searched Robinson’s bag finding six vacuum sealed plastic bags containing approximately 2.9 kilograms of marijuana.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.


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This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection. It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands.


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