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St. Thomas Man Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison For Drug Trafficking

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

St. Thomas, USVI - District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Kasimir Asim McClean, 37, of St. Thomas, on March 28, 2016, to 10 months’ imprisonment and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute approximately four kilograms of marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today. Judge Gomez also ordered McClean to pay a special assessment of $100 and perform 400 hours of community service.

On November 23, 2015, McClean pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to the plea agreement, McClean was arrested on September 26, 2015, when he arrived at the Cyril E. King Airport, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, aboard a Delta Airlines flight from Atlanta, Georgia. As part of his plea, McClean admitted that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, with the assistance of a canine, found approximately four kilograms of marijuana in his carry-on luggage.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated March 29, 2016

Topic
Drug Trafficking