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Man Gets Five-Year Probation for Attempting to Smuggle 14 Kilos of Marijuana Through St. Thomas Airport

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ST. THOMAS — U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert announced Friday that a St. Thomas man was sentenced Thursday to five years’ probation for possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

According to court documents, Sheldon Isles, 38, of St. Thomas was stopped at the Cyril E. King airport after arriving on St. Thomas from Miami, FL. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers searched his luggage and located 32 vacuum sealed bags containing 14 kilograms of marijuana.

The Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) investigated the case.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle R. Payne prosecuted the case.

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