An ex-convict who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of methamphetamine or “ice” was slapped with a one-year jail sentence.
Superior Court Associate Judge David A. Wiseman ordered defendant Luis Cruz Cepeda to serve the jail term day to day and not subject to parole.
Cepeda, 48, was given credit for three days he already served in jail. He was ordered to start serving the sentence on or before Aug. 20, 2012 at 10am.
Wiseman required the defendant to pay a $2,000 fine and $25 court assessment fee.
The Office of the Attorney General charged Cepeda with trafficking of controlled substance and possession of controlled substance. The defendant signed a plea agreement and pleaded guilty to illegal possession of controlled substance.
As part of the plea bargain, the government dismissed the remaining charge.
According to the plea deal, on Dec. 30, 2011 on Tinian, Cepeda intentionally possessed crystal methamphetamine.
Drug Enforcement Task Force detective Steven Castro stated in his report that they were able to buy $100 worth of “ice” from Cepeda using a “cooperating source” at his farm on Tinian.
The prosecution noted that police arrested Cepeda 12 times in the past for various criminal offenses.