California Man Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana After Being Arrested at Cyril E. King Airport with 3 Kilograms of Marijuana in his Suitcase | USAO-VI

St. Thomas, USVI – Nathaniel Robinson, 29, of Moreno Valley, California, appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller in District Court and entered a guilty plea to one count charging him with possession with intent to distribute less than 50 kilograms of marijuana, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841(a)(1), U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Robinson arrived at the Cyril E. King airport in St. Thomas on April 10, 2020.  He retrieved his bag from baggage claim and was selected for a secondary inspection.  Customs and Border Patrol Officers searched Robinson’s bag finding seven vacuum sealed plastic bags containing approximately three kilograms of marijuana.

A sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date.

This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security Investigations and Customs and Border Protection.  It was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands.

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