An ex-convict who is on federal probation after serving a 30-month prison term in two cases was found using methamphetamine or “ice.”
U.S. District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona last week granted the U.S. Probation's recommendation that no action be taken at this time against defendant Roque Sablan Norita.
U.S. Probation Officer Gregory F. Arriola notified the court that, on July 16, 2012, the Marianas Counseling Services informed him that Norita tested presumptive positive for “ice” on July 13, 2012. MCS stated that Norita denied using illicit drugs.
Arriola said that on the same date, July 16, Norita reported to the U.S. Probation Office for a probation noncompliance meeting.
Arriola said that Norita executed an admission form confessing to using “ice” on July 12, 2012.
The probation officer said he informed the defendant he would be regressed to phase 1 of the drug testing program as a result of his admission to drug use.
Norita reportedly apologized but Arriola said that he will be monitored closely and that any further violations will be reported to the court.
In July 2010, the federal court slapped Norita with a 30-month prison term for possession of a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school and possession of a firearm by a prohibited person.
Norita has a prior manslaughter conviction and was sentenced to 10 years in prison.