Hagatña, Guam – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Nicholas Alexander Aguon, age 34, from Stockton, California, was sentenced to 80 months imprisonment by the District Court of Guam. Aguon was convicted of Conspiracy to Distribute Fifty or More Grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1). The Court also ordered five years of supervised release and a $100 mandatory special assessment fee. Defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.
Aguon traveled to Guam from Stockton, California, in 2017. He began distributing methamphetamine from two Tumon hotel rooms to numerous persons. The investigation also revealed that Aguon received large sums of money in his personal accounts and returned the proceeds back to his California supplier using money remitter services. The drug transactions were facilitated using cell phones and Facebook messenger. Aguon sold over a pound of methamphetamine before the distribution was detected by law enforcement.
“The sentence in this case sends a message of deterrence to those seeking to distribute drugs in Guam,” stated United States Attorney Anderson. “Combatting drug crime remains an important priority for our law enforcement partners. I applaud their efforts.”
“HSI is committed to investigating drug traffickers who trade in methamphetamine,” said John F. Tobon, Special Agent in Charge, HSI Honolulu. “Criminals like Aguon who distribute this poison will be investigated and prosecuted to stop the flow of dangerous drug into our communities.”
This investigation was conducted by the Homeland Security Investigations and prosecuted by Rosetta L. San Nicolas, Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Guam.