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St. Thomas Man Sentenced to Six Months in Prison for Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

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

St. Thomas, USVI – District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez sentenced today Edridge Clyne, 45, to six months imprisonment followed by six months of home confinement and two years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute marijuana, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced. Judge Gomez ordered Clyne to pay a $100 special assessment and perform 400 hours of community service.

On February 5, 2016, Clyne pleaded guilty to possession with intent to distribute marijuana. According to the plea agreement filed with the Court on February 25, 2015, Clyne visited Tropical Shipping in St. Thomas to pick up a hot water heater and freezer. During a routine inspection, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) canine alerted to the presence of narcotics. CBP officers inspected the containers and discovered a total of 24 kilograms of marijuana hidden inside the appliances.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), CBP and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.

Updated February 8, 2017

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