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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

ATF Agents Arrest St. Thomas Man for Possessing Crack with Intent to Distribute

St. Thomas, USVI – Tolomah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, made his initial appearance on December 12, 2016, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller after being charged with possession with intent to distribute approximately 29 grams of crack cocaine, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Miller released Foy on a $10,000 unsecured bond and set Foy’s preliminary hearing for December 14, 2016.

According to the complaint, on December 10, 2016, agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) arrested the defendant in the Red Hook area of St. Thomas after agents made several purchases of crack cocaine from the defendant.

Under federal law if convicted of possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack cocaine, Foy faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000,000. This case is being investigated by the ATF. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard Potter.

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.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated December 13, 2016