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St. Croix Man Sentenced For Possession of Prison Contraband

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

St. Croix, USVI – Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch on February 11, 2016, sentenced Delroy Woods, 25, of St. Croix, to 21 months of imprisonment for possession of prison contraband, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Finch also ordered Woods to serve two years of supervised release, pay a $250 fine and pay a $100 mandatory assessment.

On October 9, 2015, Woods pleaded guilty to one count of possession of prison contraband. As part of his plea, Woods admitted that on May 7, 2013, while he was an inmate at the Golden Grove Adult Correctional Facility, he possessed a shank or homemade knife which was hidden in the head of his mattress inside his cell.

The case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Bureau of Corrections and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rami S.Badawy.

Updated February 12, 2016