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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Dominican Man Sentenced to 78 Months Incarceration for His Role in a Conspiracy to Distribute Cocaine

St. Thomas, USVI – Kenneth James, 51, of Dominica, was sentenced before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, to 78 months incarceration for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced. In addition, Judge Gomez also ordered that James be sentenced to five years of supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and complete 400 hours community service.

According to the plea agreement filed with the Court, on August 15, 2017, James was arrested by Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) after he attempted to sell to an individual approximately 12 kilograms of cocaine. James attempted to sell each kilogram of cocaine for $13,500.

The case was investigated the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
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Updated July 12, 2018