ST. THOMAS, USVI – On February 3, at around 10:30 p.m., police arrested Rakhim M. Rabsatt, age 31 of Bovoni, charging him with Possession of an Unlicensed Firearm, Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute, Possession of Ammunition,
Possession of a Firearm within 1,000 feet of a School Zone / Housing Community, Driving Under the Influence, and Illegal Blood Alcohol Content.
Rakhim M. Rabsatt
During a traffic stop on Raphune Hill, Rabsatt failed a Standardized Field Sobriety Test. Although Rabsatt admitted to possessing a licensed firearm, officers also discovered several unlicensed weapons and containers of a green leafy substance which field-tested
positive for marijuana in his vehicle. Bail for Rabsatt was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his Advice of Rights hearing.
St. Thomas / St. John / Water Island District Police Chief Barrington Thomas, Sr. commented on the arrest, stating, “This is all part of our ongoing traffic stop initiative and it will continue.”
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