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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Defendants Eric Tedtaotao and Macrina Tedtaotao Sentenced in U.S. District Court

           ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that on August 8, 2016, Defendants ERIC TEDTAOTAO AND MACRINA TEDTAOTAO, husband and wife, were sentenced by the Honorable Ramona Manglona, Chief Judge, in the District Court of Guam.   

           Both TEDTAOTAOS pled guilty to Conspiracy to Unlawfully Import Methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, 952(a) and 960(b)(3).  ERIC TEDTAOTAO was a Department of Corrections (DOC) officer during the conspiracy.  He was sentenced to serve 71 months incarceration followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service. Defendant MACRINA TEDTAOTAO was sentenced to serve 97 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service.

           On August 4, 2012, Bertha Moore (MACRINA’s aunt) arrived in Guam from the Philippines.  She was detained by Guam Customs and Quarantine who recovered three condoms containing methamphetamine from her rectum.  Moore was transporting the methamphetamine into Guam for ERIC and MACRINA TEDTAOTAO.  Moore was sentenced last year to 87 months in prison.

           U.S. Attorney Limtiaco stated, "Defendant ERIC TEDTAOTAO, at the time of the criminal activity, was a DOC officer and as law enforcement, violated the public's trust.  It is not uncommon for methamphetamine hydrochloride possession and distribution to be associated with violent and other criminal activity.  The drug has destructive and devastating effects on individuals, families and our community.  The U.S. Attorney’s Office is committed to the aggressive prosecution of drug traffickers."

           The investigation was conducted by Special Agents and Task Force Officers of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Guam Police Department, Superior Court of Guam Probation Office, Guam Customs and Quarantine, U.S. Marshals Service, the Filipino National Police and the U.S. State Department.  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clyde Lemons, Jr.

Topic(s): 
Drug Trafficking
Updated August 9, 2016