St. Croix Man Sentenced For Marijuana Possession
St. Croix, USVI – On Thursday August 28, 2014, Chief District Court Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Fernando Cabret III, 30, to three months of home confinement, a fine of $2,500.00, $25.00 special assessment and one year of federal supervised release for possession of marijuana. Chief Judge Lewis also sentenced Cabret, to 60 hours of community service to speak publicly about the crime he committed, the consequences suffered and how his life has changed.
Court records show that Cabret was arrested on August 14, 2013 after federal agents and Task Force officers searched his home pursuant to a warrant and seized 23 rooted and eight cut or up-rooted marijuana plants, small amounts of processed marijuana and marijuana cultivation equipment. He was initially charged with the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and later pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.