A St. Croix man has been charged with cocaine possession with intent to distribute, United States Attorney Delia L. Smith announced Wednesday.
36-year-old Leroy Roebuck Jr. faces a minimum of 10 years and a maximum of life in prison if convicted of possession with intent to distribute five or more kilograms of cocaine.
According to court documents, on April 25, Roebuck agreed to sell 60 kilograms of cocaine at a price of $900,000 to an undercover Drug Enforcement Administration agent. On April 26, Roebuck contacted the undercover agent to advise that he was only willing to sell 50 kilograms of cocaine as the remaining 10 kilograms were of poor quality. After arriving at the location of the exchange, Roebuck showed the undercover agent four containers located inside his 2019 Jeep Wrangler and filled with 50 individually wrapped bricks of cocaine. Roebuck was immediately arrested and taken into custody by federal and local agents.
The Drug Enforcement Administration and Virgin Islands Police Department are jointly investigating the case and Assistant United States Attorney Melissa Ortiz is prosecuting the case. This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.