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Two St. Croix Men Sentenced for Conspiracy to Possess with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

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

St. Croix, USVI – Senior District Court Judge Raymond L. Finch sentenced today Lamont Sweeney, 41, and Shawn Webster, 42, each to three years of probation, a fine of $500 and a $100 special monetary assessment, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced.

Sweeney and Webster pleaded guilty on September 28, 2015. According to the plea agreement filed with the court, on March 17, 2014, an individual asked Sweeney to have Webster pick up a package from the Richmond Post Office, St. Croix. Sweeney called Webster, who agreed to pick up the package. Both Sweeney and Webster knew the package contained 4,980 grams of marijuana.

This case was investigated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations with the assistance of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rhonda Williams-Henry.

Updated February 23, 2016

Drug Trafficking