Probationer allegedly admits ‘ice’ use

Posted on Aug 19 2019

The U.S. District Court has summoned a federal probationer to explain why his probation should not be revoked for violating the terms and conditions of his probation.

Magistrate Judge Heather L. Kennedy granted last week the U.S. Probation Office’s petition to summon Vicente Matagolai Aldan to show cause why his supervised release should not be revoked.

Aldan’s initial appearance hearing is set for Aug. 29 at 2pm.

According to the U.S. Probation Office, Aldan failed to abide by the condition of his supervision when he admitted to the use of methamphetamine or “ice” on July 27, 2019.

Probation officer Gregory F. Arriola reported that Aldan tested presumptive positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine during a random drug test at the U.S. Probation Office.

The report also states that Aldan was reminded to refrain from further drug use, to which he agreed.

In August 1999, Aldan was sentenced to 21 years imprisonment for three offenses—hostage taking, felon in possession of a firearm, and transfer of a firearm—knowing it will be used to commit a crime of violence, followed by a five-year term of supervised release. Aldan’s supervised release started in December last year.

Iva Maurin | Correspondent
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