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District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, April 17, 2015

Man Pleads Guilty To Possession Of Cocaine With Intent To Distribute

St. Croix, USVI - Juan Carlos Seguinot-Martinez, 34, of Puerto Rico, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Croix to one count of Possession of Cocaine with Intent to Distribute, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

As part of his plea, Seguinot-Martinez admitted that in December 2014 while he was in St. Croix, he purchased at least 500 grams of cocaine and mailed it to Buffalo, New York. United States Customs and Border Protection agents intercepted the package. Seguinot-Martinez lives in Puerto Rico.

Seguinot-Martinez is facing a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $1,000,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for August 19, 2015

The case was investigated by United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alphonso Andrews and Rami S. Badawy.

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Updated June 22, 2015