Feds Arrest Two in Marijuana, Cash and Firearms Case

Thomas A. Olive, II, and his brother, Thorne A. Olive, appeared Wednesday before U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez on St. Thomas for a preliminary detention hearing after their arrest by the FBI on charges of possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of firearms in furtherance of drug trafficking offenses.

According to court records, on Dec. 11, 2018, law enforcement officers saw the two brothers driving in a grey Toyota Camry with excessively tinted windows, a violation of Virgin Islands traffic laws. Subsequent to the traffic stop, officers of the V.I. Police Department recovered more than four pounds of marijuana, a 9-mm Glock model 17, a .40 caliber Glock, model 23 with an extended magazine, several digital scales, boxes of plastic baggies, and about $6,225 in U.S. currency.

The case was investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Sigrid Tejo-Sprotte.

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