Drug Enforcement Administration


A.J. Collazo, Special Agent in Charge

May 06, 2011

Contact: Ana Pino

Phone Number: (787) 277-4709

DEA, FBI, VIPD Arrests Seven Individuals On Federal Drug Trafficking Charges In The U.S. Virgin Islands

ST. JOHN, VI - On May 6, 2011, Jerome Potter, Herbert Mason Ferguson, Sr., Herbert Mason Ferguson, Jr., Marisol Ferguson, Terrance Martin, Robert Shinners and Earl Skelton were arrested in connection with violations of various narcotic trafficking charges and remain in custody. Arraignments will be held on Monday, May 9, 2011. The arrests took place in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

The case was a joint federal investigation involving the United States Attorney's Office, the FBI, DEA, U.S. Marshals Service, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, National Parks Service, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S. Border Patrol, V.I. National Guard, British Virgin Islands Police Department, Customs and Border Protection, Customs Air Marine Branch and V.I. Police Department. Cocaine, marijuana and weapons were seized as the result of related search warrants.

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