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St. Croix Man Sentenced to Six and a Half Years in Federal Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine

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

St. Croix, USVI – Roosevelt Dowling, 59, of St. Croix, was sentenced on September 18, 2019, in District Court on one count of Possession of Crack Cocaine with Intent to Distribute United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Chief Judge Wilma A. Lewis sentenced Dowling to a prison term of 78 months (6.5 years), to be followed by 5 years of supervised release, a $1,000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

According to court documents, on January 30, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a search warrant on Dowling’s Estate La Grande Princess residence and vehicle. These officers seized approximately 31 grams of crack cocaine, 759 grams of cocaine hydrochloride, 19 marijuana plants, 2 digital scales, and $6,690 in cash.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virgin Islands Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith J. Edwards prosecuted the case.

Updated September 22, 2019

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