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St Thomas Man Arrested And Charged With Possession With Intent To Distribute Drugs Within 1,000 Feet Of A School

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

St. Thomas, USVI- Nyah Henry, 25, of St. Thomas was arrested Wednesday for possession of cocaine and marijuana with intent to distribute within 1,000 feet of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe. Henry appeared today in United States District Court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and was released on conditions, including a $25,000 unsecured bond.

Henry was arrested pursuant to a warrant issued after he was indicted by a federal grand jury in a two-count indictment charging him with (1) possession with intent to distribute marijuana within 1,000 feet of a school on January 18, 2014, and (2) possession with intent to distribute cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school on January 18, 2014.

Under federal law, a person who distributes controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school faces a mandatory minimum sentence of one year in federal prison. Henry also faces a maximum sentence of up to 40 years in prison. Arraignment is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10, 2014.

The public is reminded that an indictment is merely a charging document and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

The case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and the Virgin Islands Police Department. It is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ishmael Meyers, Jr.

Updated June 22, 2015