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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Defendant Franklin John Salas Sentenced to 108 Months Incarceration

           ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that on July 25, 2016, Defendant FRANKLIN JOHN SALAS was sentenced by the Honorable Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, Chief Judge, District Court of Guam.  Defendant was sentenced to serve 108 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release, with credit for time served.

           Defendant FRANKLIN JOHN SALAS pled guilty on December 9, 2014 to Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute in violation of Title 21 U.S.C. Section 846(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).   Defendant SALAS attempted to receive 52.6 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride at the Barrigada Post Office on October 29, 2014.  The methamphetamine was concealed within card-sized envelopes and sent from Las Vegas, Nevada to Guam where it was intercepted by the U.S. Postal Inspector.   The Drug Enforcement Administration Forensic Laboratory determined that the methamphetamine had a high purity level of 98.8%.

           U.S. Attorney Limtiaco notes that methamphetamine hydrochloride is associated with violent crimes and has a devastating effect on individuals and the community.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to the aggressive prosecution of cases involving drug distribution.

           The investigation was conducted by the Guam U.S. Postal Inspector and Drug Enforcement Administration.   The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 4, 2016