Dominican Kenneth James charged with cocaine trafficking in the USVI
By TDN Wire Staff
August 17, 2017 6:21 A.M
Charlotte Amalie, St Thomas (TDN)
Dominica national Kenneth James, 51 of Roseau appeared before US Magistrate Judge George W. Cannon on Wednesday August 17 after being arrested and charged for conspiracy and possession with intent to distribute cocaine.
According to the charges read in court against James, on August 15, 2017, he attempted to sell to an individual approximately 12 kilograms (26.4 pounds) of a white powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine. He was subsequently detained by Police. The drugs have an estimated street value of at least $400 000.
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.
If found guilty James, according to USVI law on conspiracy and possession with the intent to distribute in excess of five kilograms of cocaine could face a sentence of not less than 10 years in prison or more than life and a $10 million fine.
James was expected to reappear in court on Thursday.