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Brian Sanchez Chan Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking Crime

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Districts of Guam & the Northern Mariana Islands

Hagatña, Guam – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Brian Sanchez Chan, age 40, from Dededo, Guam, was sentenced in the United States District Court of Guam to 71 months imprisonment for Possession of Fifty or More Grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(viii). The Court also ordered five years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee. In addition, defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.

On September 16, 2019, Chan was arrested after agreeing to sell five ounces of methamphetamine to an undercover officer from the Drug Enforcement Administration in exchange for $27,000. The parties agreed to meet in the parking lot of the Guam Hilton Hotel in Tumon to complete the sale. Chan stated that he was uncomfortable selling that high of a quantity, and would bring two ounces first, and then when he had the money in hand, would leave and return with the rest.  Once the transaction was made, Chan was arrested and 55.6 net grams of 97% pure methamphetamine hydrochloride was recovered.

This case was the result of an investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Laura C. Sambataro, Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Guam.


Carmela S. Rapadas

Updated November 27, 2020

Drug Trafficking