ST. THOMAS — A man was arrested at King Airport and charged with smuggling approximately 12 pounds of cocaine, according to documents filed in U.S. District Court.

Tyree Morton was arrested Saturday and charged with the federal crime of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of cocaine. The charge carries a possible punishment of between five and 40 years in prison, and a fine of up to $5 million.

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