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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 27, 2015

St. Thomas Man Sentenced To 18 Months In Prison For Distribution Of Crack Cocaine

St. Thomas, USVI – On Thursday, February 26, District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Kuaumi Jn-Baptiste, 28, of St Thomas, to 18 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Jn-Baptiste was arrested on July 4, 2014 by task force officers of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration/High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (DEA/HIDTA) after he was observed selling illegal narcotics in Cruz Bay, St. John. On November 26, 2014, he pleaded guilty to distribution of crack cocaine.

This case was investigated by DEA/HIDTA, and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard Potter.

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Updated June 22, 2015