Guam man gets 37 months in prison for ice trafficking


Bernard J. Mendoza, 33, from Yigo, Guam, was sentenced yesterday in district court to a 37-month term of imprisonment for attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute.

The court also ordered three years of supervised release following imprisonment, in addition to a mandatory $100 assessment fee.

Federal law provides that defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.

On September 19, 2016, Mendoza pleaded guilty to attempted possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The investigation revealed that Mendoza had over 56 grams of methamphetamine and 56 grams of marijuana shipped by FedEx from Colorado to his workplace in Guam. Forensic examination revealed that the methamphetamine was 98 percent pure.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency. The case was prosecuted by Rosetta San Nicolas, an assistant U.S. attorney for the District of Guam. (USAO)

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