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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Virgin Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 16, 2017

St. Thomas Man Indicted for Possessing with Intent to Distribute Crack Cocaine within 1,000 Feet of a School

St. Thomas, USVI – A Federal Grand Jury has returned an indictment today charging Tomolah Foy, 23, of St. Thomas with four counts of possessing with intent to distribute crack cocaine within 1,000 feet of a school, announced United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe. On December 12, 2016, Foy made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller and is on pretrial release.

According to the indictment, in November and December of 2016, the defendant sold and attempted to sell quantities of crack cocaine in the area of Red Hook within 1,000 feet of the Ivanna Eudora Kean High School.

If convicted, Foy faces a maximum sentence of not more than 40 years in prison, and a fine of up to $2,000,000, and at least six years of supervised release.

This case is being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless found guilty.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated February 16, 2017