St. Thomas Man Arrested for Firearm and Drug Charges
St. Thomas, USVI – Aubrey Frett, 30, of St. Thomas was arrested today on an indictment charging him with possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine, possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert, announced. Frett made his initial appearance before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and was detained pending further proceedings on May 9, 2019.
According to the indictment, on September 3, 2018, Frett was in possession of marijuana, crack cocaine and a firearm with an obliterated serial number when officers from the Virgin Islands Police department detained him on an unrelated matter.
If convicted of possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, Frett faces a term of imprisonment of not more than five years and a $250,000 fine. If convicted of possession of crack cocaine with the intent to distribute, a term of not more than twenty years and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, a term of not more than five years in prison. On the possession of a firearm during a drug trafficking offense, Frett faces a consecutive five year term of imprisonment.
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Virgin Islands Police Department investigated this matter and the case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard Potter.