V.I. Police Department officers on St. John arrested two men who were observed selling drugs near a Cruz Bay bar on Friday, September 30.
Both suspects attempted to run from police but were captured without incident.
Malco Bolques, 28, of Chocolate Hole and Thomas Simon, 27, of Estate Pastory were arrested shortly before 10 p.m. and charged with Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Resisting Arrest.
VIPD officers observed the men conducting what appeared to be drug transactions near a Cruz Bay restaurant and bar. When police approached the suspects they ran to avoid capture. A foot chase resulted; however the suspects were apprehended and captured.
The suspects were found to be in possession of four small plastic bags of what was field tested to be marijuana and more than $2,300 in cash.
Bail for each suspect was set at $10,000 and both men were remanded to the Bureau of Corrections on St. Thomas pending further court action.