Gasverks Gade, St. Thomas, USVI – VIPD Police Officers arrested 18-year-old K’Mahri K. Hughes during a traffic stop for Illegal Ammunition. On Sunday, October 16, 2022, at approximately 1:45 a.m., while officers
were patrolling the area of Gasverks Gade near the GERS Building, it was observed that the driver operating a blue Honda Fit, almost collided into a marked police vehicle. A traffic stop was initiated and upon approaching the vehicle, officers smelled
what appeared to be the odor of marijuana emanating from inside of the vehicle. The driver and his two minor occupants were asked to step out of the vehicle while officers search the vehicle which resulted in recovered ammunition.
Mr. Hughes was then taken into custody and transported to the Richard Callwood Command where he was booked, processed and remanded to the VI Bureau of Corrections. He was charged with Illegal Ammunition and his bail was set at $50,000.
The two minors who were present during this incident were placed in protective custody and released into the custody of their parents pending their Advice of Rights Hearing.
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