Woman re-arrested for allegedly selling ‘ice’


Drug Enforcement Task Force officers re-arrested yesterday morning in China Town a woman allegedly engaged in trafficking methamphetamine or “ice.”

Task force agents re-arrested Kisha Lyn Masga King, 29, after the Office of the Attorney General asked the Superior Court to revoke her release because she allegedly failed to cooperate with law enforcers in ongoing investigations.

Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho re-imposed yesterday afternoon King’s $54,000 cash bail and set the preliminary hearing for Nov. 10 at 9am.

Assistant public defender Michael Sato was appointed as counsel for King. Assistant attorney general Chester Hinds appeared for the government.

Task force officer Rudolph C. Sablan Jr. stated in court documents that he arrested King last April 27 for illegal possession of a controlled substance and trafficking of a controlled substance.

Sablan said that King later said she wants to assist law enforcement as a confidential informant, provided that the Department of Public Safety would agree to release her without cash bail.

Authorities agreed and the court granted King’s release on April 27, and the matter was then sealed.

In the government’s motion to revoke King’s release yesterday, the OAG alleged that King did not provide substantial assistance and accurate information to law enforcement officials.

Sablan said he arrested King last April 27 after their cooperating source managed to purchase a total of $250 worth of 1.2 gross grams of “ice” during two deals.

Sablan said their cooperating source bought $100 worth of 0.5 gross grams of “ice” from King in a parking lot of a store in Gualo Rai last April 8. King was allegedly with a male companion during the deal.

Sablan said their cooperating source purchased $150 worth or 0.7 gross grams of “ice” from King in a parking lot of a store in Chalan Laulau last April 9. The defendant was allegedly with the same male companion during the second deal.

Saipan Tribune opted to withhold the name of the man for the meantime as it is not clear yet whether he has been arrested or not.

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 ferdie_delatorre@Saipantribune.com

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