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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

St. Croix Correction Officer Pleads Guilty to Attempted Possession of a Controlled Substance

St. Croix, USVI – Kalomi Kambui, 40, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty today in federal court on St. Croix to attempted possession of a controlled substance, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

On June 12, 2013, Kambui, then a correction officer at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, received what she believed to be ecstasy pills from an undercover agent, along with payment, for the purpose of delivering it to an inmate housed at the facility. Ecstasy is a street name for the controlled substance methamphetamine. The substance was not ecstasy, however, and Kambui did not make the delivery but was arrested.

Kambui faces up to five years’ imprisonment for the offense and a fine of up to $250,000. A sentencing date has been set for January 19, 2017.

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

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated January 20, 2017