Two Arrested For Possession With Intent To Distribute Cocaine
St. Thomas, USVI- Hugo Enrique Ogando, 37, and Miguel de los Santos, 37, were arrested Wednesday on a criminal complaint charging them with one count of possession with intent to distribute narcotics, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today. Ogando and de los Santos made their initial appearance today before Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch. A detention hearing is set for Monday.
According to the complaint, the men were found in possession of approximately four kilograms of a substance that tested positive for cocaine. Possession with the intent to distribute cocaine carries a sentence of not less than five years in prison and up to a maximum of 40 years.
United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public that a complaint is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The case is being investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Sigrid M. Tejo-Sprotte.