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Defendant Frederick A. Obak Sentenced to 16 Years Incarceration

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

          ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that on August 1, 2016, Defendant FREDERICK A. OBAK (“OBAK”)was sentenced by the Honorable Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, Chief Judge, District Court of Guam.   Defendant was sentenced to serve sixteen (16) years incarceration followed by three years of supervised release, with credit for time served.

          Defendant OBAK pled guilty on May 5, 2014, to two counts of Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine with Intent to Distribute, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C).   Defendant OBAK attempted to receive two packages containing 2,171.3 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride at Kautz and Sons Glass Company and StayWell Insurance in Hagatna, Guam.  OBAK conspired with co-defendants Thomas Kautz and Amos Shioichi Ueda to receive the packages at their places of employment.  The contents of the packages were to be broken down for later distribution on Guam.  The methamphetamine hydrochloride was concealed within U.S. Priority Mail packages and sent from Washington State to Guam where they were intercepted by the U.S. Postal Inspector.   The Drug Enforcement Administration Forensic Laboratory determined that the methamphetamine had a high purity level of 82%.   The street value of 2,171.3 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride exceeds $1,000,000.

          According to U.S. Attorney Limtiaco, “Methamphetamine hydrochloride is often associated with crimes against people and property.  We cannot and will not tolerate the devastating and destructive effects this drug has on the lives of our families, children and community.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office remains committed to the aggressive prosecution of cases involving drug trafficking and distribution.”

          The investigation was conducted by the Guam U.S. Postal Inspector and Drug Enforcement Administration, including its Special Agents and Task Force Officers.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas.

Updated August 4, 2016

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