On March 21, police observed a St. John man at his residence as he transferred a duffle bag from one vehicle to another. The man drove the vehicle from his home and boarded the Car Ferry in St. John to Red Hook, said police.
According to court documents, the Virgin Islands Police Department officers initiated a traffic stop and a drug canine alerted the presence of narcotics in the trunk of Calis Sewer’s vehicle. A search of the vehicle revealed the duffle bag containing 18 brick-shaped bundles of cocaine.
Sewer was charged with possession with intent to distribute 18 kilograms of cocaine. Magistrate Judge Ruth Miller ordered that Sewer remain in custody pending trial in this matter said United States Attorney Delia L. Smith.
This case is being investigated jointly by the Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Air and Marine Operations, U.S. Border Patrol, Homeland Security Investigation and Virgin Islands Police Department, and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Meredith Edwards.