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

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

District Court Judge Sentences St. Thomas Man To 10 Years In Prison

St. Croix, USVI – Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch today sentenced Calieb Webster, 32, of St. Thomas, to 10 years in prison for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe and U.S. Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent-in-Charge Angel Melendez.

Judge Finch also sentenced Webster to five years of supervised release, and ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.

On August 5, 2013, Webster pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute cocaine. Court records show that on February 27, 2012, Webster and his girlfriend presented themselves for primary inspection at the Henry E. Rohlsen Airport on St. Croix for travel to New York via Miami. They were referred to a baggage control secondary inspection, and a search of Webster’s checked bag yielded a black plastic bag covered with clothing and aluminum foil. Upon further inspection, the Customs and Border Protection officer observed 15 rectangular-shaped objects wrapped in plastic. Six additional rectangular-shaped objects were found in Webster’s carry-on bag, and several in the girlfriend’s. The rectangular-shaped objects were analyzed and confirmed to contain 36.32 kilograms of cocaine.

U.S. Attorney Sharpe commended the efforts of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Homeland Security Investigations who investigated the case, and Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry who prosecuted the case.

Updated June 22, 2015