Senator's Son Arrested on Gun Possession, Drug Charges

Crime Published On August 23, 2020 09:24 AM
Staff Consortium | August 23, 2020 09:24:14 AM

Mugshot of Khalid Blyden By VIPD

ST. THOMAS — V.I.P.D. officers on Friday at around 8:06 p.m. arrested Kahlid Blyden, age 26 of Caret Bay, for possession of an unlicensed firearm and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

According to V.I.P.D. Public Information Officer Toby Derima, pursuant to a traffic investigation involving a vehicle operated by Blyden, officers discovered a backpack with marijuana and a bag that contained an assault rifle.

Blyden, one of Senator Marvin Blyden's sons, attempted to flee the area on foot but was quickly apprehended by officers and detained, Mr. Derima said.

Unable to post bail of $150,000, Blyden was remanded to the Bureau of Corrections pending his advisement hearing.



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