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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Guam couple sentenced in ‘ice’ case

David Taimanglo Quichocho Jr. was sentenced Friday in the District Court of Guam to 37 months incarceration, and five years of supervised release. Quichocho’s wife, Dominica Bato Quichocho, was also sentenced Friday to a two-year term of probation, which includes six months of home confinement and community service.

Quichocho Jr. and Dominica Bato Quichocho both pleaded guilty in December 2012, to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride, in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. Section 841(a)(1). Quichocho Jr. ordered over 5 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride from a supplier in California. The supplier concealed small amounts of methamphetamine hydrochloride in letters sent via first class mail to Guam. Quichocho Jr. then instructed his spouse, Dominica Bato Quichocho, to pick up the letters containing the drug. Notably, the letters containing approximately 1.88 grams of the drug were detected and intercepted by a U.S. Postal Inspector.

Alicia A.G. Limtiaco, U.S. Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, thanks the U.S. Postal Inspector and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for their efforts in our fight against drug trafficking.

The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service Inspectors. The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas. (USAO)

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