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Former Corrections Officer Sentenced to 18 Months for Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Virgin Islands

St. Croix, USVI – Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis on March 15, 2017, sentenced Kalomi Kambui, 41, of St. Croix, to 18 months in prison for attempted possession of a controlled substance, Acting United States Attorney Joycelyn Hewlett announced. Judge Lewis also sentenced Kambui to three years of supervised release and ordered her to pay a fine of $500 and a special assessment of $100.

On September 20, 2016, Kambui pleaded guilty to attempted possession of a controlled substance. According to documents filed in court, on June 12, 2013, while she was employed as a corrections officer at Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility (Golden Grove), Kambui accepted what she believed to be ecstasy pills, along with payment, for the purpose of delivering the pills to an inmate inside Golden Grove. Ecstasy is a street name for the controlled substance methamphetamine.

The case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alphonso G. Andrews, Jr.

Updated March 16, 2017

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