Two Men Indicted for Conspiracy to Distribute Narcotics Following Their Arrests at the Airport in St. Thomas

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St. Thomas, USVI – A federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment against Amari Story, 23, and Kurt Reovan, 38, on April 9, 2015, charging them with conspiracy to distribute narcotics, possession with intent to distribute, and use of a communication facility to facilitate a narcotics crime, United States Attorney Ronald W. Sharpe announced today.

According to the indictment, on February 13, 2015, Stroy and Reovan entered the Cyril King Airport in St. Thomas on a flight from the mainland United States with approximately 9.9 kilograms of marijuana in a suitcase. After a search of the suitcase, Stroy and Reovan were arrested on February 13, 2015, and made their initial appearances on February 18, 2015, before Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller. Each defendant was ordered detained pending further proceedings. If convicted, Stroy and Reovan face up to five years in prison for the conspiracy and possession counts and four years for the use of communication facility to facilitate a drug
crime, and a $250,000 fine.

United States Attorney Sharpe reminds the public is reminded that an indictment is merely a formal charging document and is not evidence of guilt. Every defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

This case is being investigated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney David White.