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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

St. Croix Man Sentenced for Manufacturing Marijuana

St. Croix, USVI – On Thursday, May 26, 2016, Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Raymond Mathurin, 48, to three years of probation, six months of home detention, and a $2000 fine on one count of manufacturing marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

According to court records, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) officers executed a search warrant on a plot near Estate Two Friends in St. Croix and found 69 marijuana plants that Mathurin admitted to growing.

This case was investigated by the DEA and the VIPD, and was prosecuted by former Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami Badawy and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christian H. Stringer.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 6, 2016