A man who sold $50 worth of methamphetamine or “ice” was slapped with a one-year prison term in the Superior Court last week.
Associate Judge Kenneth L. Govendo sentenced Patrick Acosta to five years in prison, all suspended except for one year. He was given credit for time served and is expected to complete his sentence on Dec. 31, 2013.
Upon release, Acosta will be placed on supervised probation for four years. He was required to pay $100 court costs and $400 probation fees.
Acosta was ordered to submit to an evaluation by the Community Guidance Center focusing on drug assessment, treatment, and screening.
Acosta pleaded guilty on Aug. 6 to illegal possession of a controlled substance as part of the plea deal. The remaining charge of trafficking of a controlled substance was dropped.
Acosta was caught selling “ice” on Jan. 9, 2013, in Chalan Kanoa. Drug Enforcement Task Force officer Dennis Reyes stated in his report that a cooperating source managed to buy $50 worth of “ice” from Acosta.