SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant JIMMY LAW, age 61, from Turlock, California, was sentenced in the United States District Court of Guam to 120 months imprisonment for Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine of fifty grams or more, in violation of 21 U.S.C. § 841(a)(1). Senior Judge Alex R. Munson also ordered five years of supervised release following imprisonment, 100 hours of community service, and a mandatory $100 assessment fee. In addition, defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.
On January 1, 2013, through March 7, 2017, the U.S. Postal Inspector and the Drug Enforcement Administration intercepted four packages in the mail. The packages were found to contain in excess of 110 net grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride (“ice”). Further investigation revealed that Jimmy Law mailed the packages to his ex-girlfriend. Once on Guam, she intended to distribute the drug to others on the island.
U.S. Attorney Anderson stated, “Federal law enforcement continues to aggressively pursue drug trafficking activity on Guam. This case demonstrates the benefits of effective partnerships and the results of long-term investigations. Our office vigorously enforces federal drug laws at every opportunity. While our distance from the mainland is great, off island sources of supply will be charged and held accountable in our districts.”
This case was the result of a joint investigation by the U.S. Postal Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case was prosecuted by Rosetta L. San Nicolas, Assistant United States Attorney in the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.