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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Johnny J.S. Quenga Sentenced To 12 Months Prison

     ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that JOHNNY J.S. QUENGA, age 38, of Agat, was sentenced today to 12 months imprisonment, two years supervised release and 200 hours community service before Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood, in the District Court of Guam.

     Defendant pled guilty to an Information charging him with Conspiracy to Distribute Ice. QUENGA is a co-defendant in U.S. v. Francisco Arias, et.al.  The case involved Defendant Arias and Defendant Cortez-Zelaya sending ice to various individuals in Guam.  QUENGA received a reduced sentence because he cooperated with the Government.

     U.S. Attorney Limtiaco stated, “Our community is not immune from the poison of methamphetamine.  This case illustrates the hard work our partners in law enforcement do every day to stop the distribution of methamphetamine into Guam.”   This conviction resulted from the concerted efforts of law enforcement partners in the OCDETF investigation, a focused multi- agency, multi-jurisdictional task force investigating and prosecuting the most significant drug trafficking organizations throughout the United States by leveraging the combined expertise of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.

     This OCDETF investigation involved federal agents and local law enforcement officers of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS), Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Guam Police Department (GPD), Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency (GCQA), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), U.S. National Oceanic Atmosphere Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Coast Guard Criminal Investigative Service (CGIS).  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clyde Lemons, Jr.

Updated April 27, 2015