STT Man Sentenced to Federal Prison for Part in Cocaine Conspiracy


King Bob Leonard, 28, of St. Thomas, was sentenced Thursday to 37 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute cocaine, U.S. Attorney Gretchen C.F. Shappert for the District of the Virgin Islands announced.

According to Leonard’s plea agreement and other court documents, in January and February of 2018 Leonard conspired with others to distribute cocaine. He operated through a number of text messages that were seized as part of the investigation. Further, the investigation revealed that the defendant and others coordinated the delivery of between 400 and 500 grams of cocaine on St. Thomas.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of the Virgin Islands.