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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, February 13, 2014

Patrick Jude Brennan, Jr. Sentenced For Distribution Of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that Defendant PATRICK JUDE BRENNAN, JR., age 48, was sentenced by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, in the District Court of Guam, to eight months home confinement for the offense of Distribution of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride.   Defendant BRENNAN also received a sentence of two years probation, and will be required to perform 50 hours of community service to include public speaking, pay a $2,000 fine and forfeit his 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.  Defendant BRENNAN drove his brother to pick up drugs and as a result, he forfeited his 2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser.      

            Defendant BRENNAN was involved in a scheme to distribute 1.6 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride to other persons from his apartment residence.  The methamphetamine hydrochloride sold by BRENNAN had a purity level that was 85% purity. 

            U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states, “Methamphetamine has been linked to an increase in violent crimes and results in devastating effects to individuals and to the community.  Methamphetamine presents a public safety and a public health threat to our community warranting aggressive law enforcement action.  Those who engage in the criminal importation, receipt and sale of this illegal drug will be prosecuted and face severe penalties.  Persons who aid others in the distribution of drugs will also face the loss of their personal property. ” 

            U.S. Attorney Limtiaco noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in drug distribution, gang involvement and violent crime.   

            The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas.  U.S. Attorney Limtiaco commends the hard work and investigative efforts of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Updated January 7, 2015