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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

St. Thomas Man Pleads Guilty to Being an Unlawful Drug User in Possession of a Firearm

St. Thomas, USVI – Teshawn Nisbett, 22, of St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, pleaded guilty on November 30, 2016, in federal court to possession of a firearm by an unlawful drug user,United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Sentencing is scheduled for April 6, 2017.

According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on August 4, 2016, special agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) recovered a Glock pistol from Nisbett, who was a daily user of marijuana, and had been such an unlawful drug user for the past five years.

The case was investigated by the ATF and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Meredith Edwards.

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Firearms Offenses
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Updated November 30, 2016