An alleged pusher of methamphetamine or “ice” who pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a controlled substance was sentenced last Tuesday to three years in prison.
Jialiang Chen, 26, was given credit for time already served in jail. Chen has been detained for 526 days as of last Tuesday.
Superior Court Associate Judge Teresa Kim-Tenorio ordered Chen to pay a $2,000 fine.
Chen, who is also known as Brother, will not be placed on probation.
Assistant attorney general Chester Hinds recommended that Chen be sentenced to the maximum of five years imprisonment, and made to pay $2,000.
Assistant public defender Nancy A. Dominski recommended a time served sentence.
In April 2017, Chen pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a controlled substance, which carries a maximum sentence of five years imprisonment and a $2,000 fine.
Chen was found in possession of 1.6 gross grams of methamphetamine on Nov. 15, 2016 on Saipan.