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St. Croix Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Marijuana at Federal Courthouse Facility on St. Croix

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

St. Croix, USVI – On Thursday, March 28, 2019, Dion Alfred-Carlton Williams, 20, of St. Croix, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty before U.S. Magistrate Judge George Cannon, Jr., to possession of marijuana, United States Gretchen Shappert announced. Sentencing is scheduled for July 31, 2019.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, On March 10, 2017, the defendant and his co-defendant attempted to enter the secure parking lot at the District Court to drop off paperwork. The defendant was the passenger in the car that his co-defendant drove to the court. The security officer denied them entrance and instructed the co-defendant driver to park in the visitor lot. The driver refused and caused a disturbance, causing a special agent to approach his car. The agent smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the car. A search of the car yielded two Ziploc bags containing 10 vials of marijuana. The co-defendant stated the marijuana was for sale. The defendant stated that he was an unemployed drug user and claimed that the marijuana was his. He also stated that he had just bought the marijuana for $100. The defendant was also searched and a dime bag of marijuana was found on him.

Williams faces a term of imprisonment of not more than one year and a $1,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Federal Protective Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

Updated April 2, 2019

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