Man Charged with Firearm and Cocaine Offenses
St. Croix, USVI – Dwayne Friday, 36, made his initial appearance in District Court Tuesday before U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon after being charged in a three-count information with Distribution of Cocaine, Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, and Carrying a Firearm During a Drug Trafficking Crime, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Friday was detained pending trial.
If convicted, Friday faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the cocaine charges and life in prison on the firearm charge.
United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an Information is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
This case is the result of a joint investigation by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alphonso Andrews.