74.2 F
Cruz Bay
Tuesday, March 5, 2024
HomeNewsPolice & CourtsSt. Croix Man Sentenced to 38 Months for Smuggling a Machinegun

St. Croix Man Sentenced to 38 Months for Smuggling a Machinegun

Princeton Jameson, 33, of St. Croix, was sentenced to 38 months in prison by District Judge Wilma Lewis after pleading guilty to possession of a machinegun, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Thursday.

According to court documents, in October 2021, Customs and Border Patrol at the Henry Rohlsen Airport seized “Glock Chips” or “Glock Switches,” two pistols, pistol components, and ammunition that Jameson smuggled in his luggage when he traveled from the U.S. mainland to St. Croix. Glock Switches are devices used to convert Glock pistols from semiautomatic into fully automatic firing mode.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.

Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.