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St. Thomas Man Apprehended in Hospital Ground Sentenced to Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana and Crack Cocaine

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

St. Thomas, USVI – Aubrey Frett, 31, was sentenced today on his conviction for possession of marijuana and crack cocaine with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

District Court Judge Robert A. Molloy, sentenced Frett to 18 months incarceration, three years supervised release, $1,000 fine, and ordered him to pay $200 as a special assessment.

According to the trial record, members of the Virgin Islands Police Department (VIPD) were seeking to execute an arrest warrant on Frett when they spotted him under a car port in the area of Hospital Ground. A chase ensued and officers noticed Frett discard an object over a fence. A search of the area discovered a firearm linked to Frett. Officers apprehended Frett and discovered baggies of marijuana and a vile containing crack cocaine.

On January 24, 2020, a St. Thomas federal jury convicted Frett of the marijuana and crack cocaine offenses.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated October 13, 2020

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