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Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Cocaine

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

St. Thomas, USVI- Reinaldo Morone, 44, of St. Thomas, was sentenced today to 60 months in prison for conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine, Acting United States Attorney, Joycelyn Hewlett announced. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez also sentenced Morone to serve five years of supervised release, pay a $100 special assessment, and perform 400 hours of community service.

On December 12, 2016, Morone pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute cocaine. According to the plea agreement, on October 20, 2016, Morone attempted to sell to an individual approximately four kilograms of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine

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

Updated June 14, 2017

Drug Trafficking