A woman who was convicted in federal court in Guam and is serving her probation in the CNMI now faces accusations of violating her probation when she allegedly tested positive for methamphetamine or “ice.”
Vickilyn Ramonica Manglona Teregeyo was summoned to explain in court why her supervised release should not be revoked.
U.S. probation officer Gregory Arriola asked the U.S. District Court for the NMI to revoke Teregeyo’s probation because she allegedly tested positive for use of methamphetamine on Aug. 25 and Aug. 28, submitted a diluted urine sample, and tampered with the sweat patch placed on her on Aug. 24.
Teregeyo was subjected to a drug test back on Aug. 25 when she was accused of tampering with a sweat patch placed on her that showed her positive for the use of methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to Arriola.
On Aug. 28, Teregeyo was again subjected to a drug test and she again tested positive for the use of methamphetamine and amphetamine.
When asked if she had used any illicit substances during both tests, she said no. Her urine specimen was then sent to the national drug testing laboratory for confirmatory testing. On Sept. 7, 2020, the laboratory report came back and revealed a positive result for drug use on both drug test dates, Arriola said.
Arriola also reported, based on the results, that the creatinine and specific gravity levels were “diluted,” which showed she drank a large amount of fluids prior to the drug test to avoid a positive result.
When presented with the test results on Sept. 9, 2020, at a noncompliance meeting, Teregeyo maintained that she did not use drugs and denied consuming large amounts of fluids prior to being subjected to the drug test.
Prior to the drug tests, on Aug. 24, Arriola told the court that he applied a sweat patch on Teregeyo and that he applied the sweat patch without incident.
On Aug. 25, Arriola contacted Teregeyo via a video chat for a virtual inspection of the sweat patch where she informed Arriola that the patch had “come loose” so she had to use tape to keep it adhered to her arm.
Arriola then instructed Teregeyo to report to the U.S. Probation Office immediately for further inspection.
According to Arriola, upon inspection, the sweat patch on Teregeyo had no adhesion, which indicated that it had been tampered with. When confronted about it, Teregeyo denied the accusation.
After giving Teregeyo some time to think about her situation, she reported to the probation office on Sept. 10 and admitted that she consumed “asiga” or a salt mixture from a family member who had told her that the “asiga” contained “ice.” According to Teregeyo, she was driving north on Beach Road some three weeks prior when she saw Lucas Manglona, a former federal offender, and a family member walking along the Garapan Fishing Base. Since Manglona was family, Teregeyo pulled over to check on him. He got inside her vehicle and, while conversing, allegedly offered her some “asiga.” Teregeyo said she accepted and even complimented him for its flavor, to which he responded, “because there’s ‘ice’ in it.”
Teregeyo told Arriola that she dismissed his comment because she did not take him seriously.
When asked whether she was being truthful with her information, Teregeyo maintained the answer that she was.
Teregeyo was convicted in Guam for the offense of drug user in possession of firearm and ammunition. She was allowed by the federal court system to serve her probation in the CNMI.
Teregeyo was sentenced to three years’ supervised release, which was set to expire on May 23, 2022.