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Daniel Cruz Stone and Daniel Manglona Cruz Sentenced In U.S. District Court

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 7, 2014

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that Defendant Daniel Cruz Stone, age 34, and Daniel Manglona Cruz, age 57, were sentenced today in the District Court of Guam.  Cruz is Stone’s uncle.  Each pled to an Information charging Conspiracy to Distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine. 

Cruz was sentenced to 87 months in prison and five years supervised release.  Stone received 70 months in prison, five years supervised release and a fine in the amount of $12,500.  He was also ordered to participate in a substance abuse program.  Both defendants are awaiting a designation from the Bureau of Prisons.

On August 9, 2011, a postal inspector seized a package addressed to Cruz containing 212 grams of ice. Cruz was detained and admitted the package was his.  He then agreed to call his co-defendant/nephew (STONE) who sold ice for him.  His nephew showed up at the Agana Shopping Mall and was arrested.

Credit for the investigation is given to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Postal Service Inspectors, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Task Force Agents from the Superior Court of Guam’s Probation Office assigned to the DEA, and the Guam Police Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clyde Lemons.

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