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St. Thomas Man Sentenced for Distributing Marijuana

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

St. Thomas, USVI – Thomas Olive, II, 29, was sentenced yesterday on his conviction of possessing marijuana with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Evidence at Olive’s trial established that on December 11, 2018, he was the driver of a vehicle travelling on Main Street on St. Thomas with heavily tinted windows. Officers of the Virgin Islands Police Department ordered Olive out of the vehicle and discovered four pounds of marijuana packaged for distribution. VIPD also discovered $6,225 in cash and an unlicensed Glock firearm.

District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced Olive to four months incarceration, and six months home confinement. Judge Gomez also sentenced Olive to three years supervised release with 300 hours of community service. As part of his sentence Olive forfeits $6,225 in cash and was ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

This case was investigated by the Virgin Islands Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigations. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Everard E. Potter.

Updated March 20, 2020

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