Police on St. John arrested two men on Tuesday in separate incidents. One was arrested on drug charges, the other for allegedly stealing a cell phone.
Charles Penn, 58, of Estate Grunwald, was arrested shortly before 2 p.m. and charged with possession with intent to distribute, simple possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.
Police said they were conducting a routine inspection of Cruz Bay and saw the suspect, later identified as Penn, in a vacant lot known for squatters, vagrants and criminal activity. Penn was found with a small amount of marijuana and 46 small zip-lock baggies containing a white residue. His bail was set at $10,000 and he was released on an unsecured bond, police said.
About an hour before Darryl Ward, 44, of Estate Pastory was also arrested. Ward was charged with grand larceny after admitting stealing an iPhone from a restaurant in Cruz Bay. He also had drug paraphernalia in his possession when he was arrested. His bail was set at $35,500 and he was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending further court action.