V.I. police officers on Wednesday nabbed a St. Croix man who allegedly toted drugs and an unlicensed firearm in a vehicle.

According to a news release from police spokesman Toby Derima, police arrested Damon John, 48, of Estate Whim, for having a firearm, marijuana and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop in Upper Love.

He was charged with carrying an unlicensed firearm openly or concealed and possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

Bail for John was set at $50,000. Unable to post bail, he was turned over to the custody of the Bureau of Corrections pending his Advice of Rights hearing.