Man gets 90-day prison term for ‘ice’ possession

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo handed down a 90-day prison term against a 30-year-old man for possession of less than a gram of methamphetamine or “ice.”

Govendo allowed Nick Valeriano Reyes Jr. to start serving his sentence on Jan. 11, 2016.

Reyes was given credit for time served. He was ordered to pay a $500 fine.

Reyes pleaded guilty on Tuesday to illegal possession of a controlled substance as part of a plea deal.

Reyes was arrested in Dandan last July 7. He was released upon posting $10,000 cash last July 23.

A complaint of a stolen vehicle led to the recovery of the car and the arrest of Reyes and two other persons for alleged possession and smoking “ice.”

Reyes and the car owner’s daughter and her male friend were arrested last June 24 for allegedly smoking “ice.” They were subsequently released, but Reyes was arrested again for illegal possession of controlled substance.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at

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