St. Croix Man Charged with Drug and Firearm Possession

Officers of the V.I. Police Department’s Special Operations Bureau and Marine Unit arrested 37-year-old Kaheem Roberts of Mon Bijou at 7:13 p.m. Saturday, charging him with a host of firearms offenses.

According to police, Roberts has been charged with carrying firearms openly or concealed, possession or sale of ammunition, carrying of firearms openly or concealed within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Roberts on Queen Mary Highway in Estate Plessen, the police said in a news release issued Sunday. During the traffic stop, officers discovered a large amount of marijuana in Roberts’ vehicle, and an unlicensed firearm on his waist.

Bail for Roberts was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was remanded to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections, pending his advice of rights hearing.