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

St. Thomas, VI – United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced that Calis Sewer, 25, of St. John, was sentenced by Chief Judge Robert A. Molloy to four years of incarceration after pleading guilty to possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
According to court documents, on March 21, 2023, Virgin Islands Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop on Sewer who was driving a Suzuki Vitara registered in his name. During the stop, a drug detection canine alerted to the presence of narcotics and officers later discovered 18 bricks of cocaine concealed in a duffle bag in the trunk of Sewer’s vehicle. Prior to the traffic stop, federal law enforcement agents surveilled Sewer as he walked down the Brown Bay trail, an area known for drug smuggling, towards the beach. Sewer was later observed walking up the trail carrying a black duffle bag. Law enforcement agents maintained surveillance of Sewer as he traveled to his residence and later left with the duffle bag. Sewer was arrested after disembarking the car ferry in Red Hook, St. Thomas.
This case was investigated by Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigation and Virgin Islands Police Department and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Payne.

Updated April 3, 2024

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