Man faces ‘ice’ possession charge


Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho has found probable cause to warrant the filing of charge against Manuel Jones Villagomez, a habitual offender who was arrested for alleged possession of 1.2 gross grams of methamphetamine or “ice.”

Camacho found probable cause Tuesday to believe that the 40-year-old Villagomez may have committed the crime of illegal possession of controlled substance. He directed Villagomez to respond to the charge.

Arraignment will be on Nov. 16 at 9am before Presiding Judge Robert C. Naraja.

Assistant attorney general Matthew Baisley appeared for the government. Assistant public defender Tillman Clark served as counsel for Villagomez.

According to court documents, three police officers were conducting a routine patrol along Plumeria Avenue in western Garapan when they spotted Villagomez getting out of a car. One officer saw Villagomez holding what appeared to be a glass tube used to smoke “ice.”

The detectives allegedly found two baggies of “ice” in Villagomez’s pants pocket and one glass tube in between his thighs.

Police said the crystalline substance tested presumptive positive for “ice.”

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

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