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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 13, 2015

St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty To Manufacture Of Marijuana

St. Croix, USVI – Luke Lubrin, 46, of St. Croix, pleaded guilty today in District Court on St. Croix to one count of manufacture of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to the plea documents filed in court, Lubrin was growing marijuana plants on his property in Frederiksted. On June 26, 2014, members of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) seized 58 marijuana plants from Lubrin’s property. Lubrin admitted that the plants were his and that he grew them.

Lubrin is facing a maximum sentence of five years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. U.S. Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon scheduled the sentencing for June 18, 2015.

The case was investigated by the DEA, and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alphonso Andrews and Rami S. Badawy.

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Updated June 22, 2015