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Camillie King, 37, of the United States Virgin Islands, will spend another year and a half in prison after he was found guilty of criminal offences related to the possession of drugs, guns and explosives.
In an appearance yesterday, December 20 before the Magistrate’s Court, Magistrate Ayana Baptiste-Dabreo sentenced the accused to spend 42 months in prison, in addition to a fine of $14,000.
The sentence will absorb the two years King already spent on remand.
In a breakdown of the court’s verdict, King was ordered to pay a fine of $1000 for landing without leave, $8000 for possession of 37.9 grams of cannabis and $5000 for possession of 9.5 grams of cocaine.
He was given until March 21st, 2017 to pay the fine in full, or serve an additional 2 months for the $1000 fine and 6 months each for the $5000 and $8000 fines.
As it relates to charges of possession of two firearms---Glock 40 and .22 Caliber Pistol, he was sentenced to 42 months on each charge and 6 months each for two charges of possession of explosives. The sentences will run concurrently.
Kings' arrest came as a result of a routine foot patrol by officers at Scatliffe Alley on November 12th 2014. After officers saw the accused placing something in the roof of a nearby shed, a chase ensued when King was made aware of their presence.
King attempted to escape, but became tangled by a bag that was in his possession, which caused him to fall.
Both King and the shed were searched, which led to the discovery of the drugs, firearms and explosives.