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Man Arrested on Charges of Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

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

St. Thomas, USVI – Edridge Clyne, 45, was arrested today after a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against him Thursday charging him with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. After his arrest, Clyne made his initial appearance before District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez, who ordered that he be released on a $25,000 unsecured bond with GPS monitoring. Arraignment is scheduled for December 9, 2015.

If convicted of possession with intent to distribute marijuana, Clyne faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

The indictment is the result of investigative work by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the FBI. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

Updated December 4, 2015

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