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Man Arrested After Firearm Was Observed During Inspection

St. Thomas, USVI - On Sunday, February 5, 2023, at approximately 5:12 p.m., the Virgin Islands Police Department Operation Clean Sweep Task Force Officers received notification from 911 that a black male operating a gray Honda SUV had brandished a firearm and then placed the firearm inside the vehicle. Upon arrival at the Lima Shopping Plaza, officers made contact with Mr. Jerome Jeffers and conducted a visual inspection of the vehicle he was operating, they observed marijuana and a firearm in plain view.

Jerome Jeffers

Mr. Jerome Jeffers, 39-years-old, was placed under arrest and was charged with Constructive Possession of a Firearm, Possession of Ammunition, and Possession with Intent to Distribute. Mr. Jeffers bail was set at $75,000.00. Unable to post bail he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advise of Rights Hearing.

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