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Josephine Joann Quintanilla Sentenced for Federal Firearm and Drug Crimes

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

          SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands (NMI), announced that defendant JOSEPHINE JOANN QUINTANILLA, age 37, from Mangilao, was sentenced in the District Court of Guam to 46 months imprisonment for the crimes of Drug User in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 922(g), and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846 and 841(a)(1). The Court also ordered three years of supervised release following defendant’s term of imprisonment, in addition to the forfeiture of seven firearms and 98 rounds of ammunition. Additionally, defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.


          On May 31, 2017, defendant Quintanilla pleaded guilty to two counts in an Indictment charging her with Drug User in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition and Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine. The investigation showed that Quintanilla was a regular user of methamphetamine hydrochloride throughout 2016. A search of her home also revealed drug paraphernalia and scales used to weigh the drug. During this same period, federal agents learned that Quintanilla possessed and sold firearms and ammunition. Quintanilla also traveled to California to mail 28.24 grams of methamphetamine to Guam.


          The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service Inspection and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  The case was prosecuted by Rosetta San Nicolas, Assistant

U.S. Attorney.


Salome Blas

Updated January 16, 2018

Drug Trafficking
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