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VIPD Continues Partnership: Executes Traffic Initiative

August 08, 2019

ST. THOMAS – On Thursday, August 8, 2019 at approximately 11:59 p.m., Virgin Islands Police Department officers from the Criminal Investigation Bureau, Special Operations, U.S. Marshals and Immigration and Customs Enforcement conducted a Traffic Initiative Checkpoint on Veterans Drive that led to the arrest of Kelsii Edwards, 26, of 7B Contant on St. Thomas.

Suspect
Kelsii Edwards

During the initiative, officers observed a Jeep Cherokee, driven by Edwards, making an illegal lane change to avoid the checkpoint. Officers pursued the vehicle and made a successful traffic stop. Officers approached Edwards and saw baggies of what appeared to be marijuana in the vehicle. When questioned by officers Edwards told officers she was smoking marijuana.

Officers conducted a search of the vehicle and found additional baggies containing a white powdery substance. Officers conducted a field test of the substance that resulted in a positive match for cocaine. Edwards was placed under arrest and charged with possession with intent to distribute.

Anyone having any information about this or any other crime please contact the Virgin Islands Police Department at (340)774-2211, Major Crime Unit at (340)714-9830 or the Criminal Investigation Bureau (340)714-9807. You can also contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or 911. We need your help and the entire community’s involvement.

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