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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 9, 2014

Marion Mendiola Sentenced In The District Court Of Guam

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that Defendant MARION MENDIOLA, was sentenced on October 7, 2014, in the District Court of Guam by Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood.

Defendant Mendiola was sentenced to one month in jail and seven months home confinement and placed on three years supervised release for his part in a drug conspiracy case. On July 13, 2012, postal inspectors seized a first class letter containing 60 grams of methamphetamine, which was 98% pure.  The agents removed the meth and replaced it with ‘sham’ and delivered the letter to the defendant’s grandmother’s residence where defendant resided.

Agents observed defendant remove the letter from the mailbox and take it into the residence.  Shortly thereafter, agents entered the residence.  Defendant admitted he knew the letter contained methamphetamine.  He told agents his brother Eugene expected the letter. Agents arrested Eugene Mendiola who was sentenced on July 23, 2014 to 31 months in prison and five years supervised release.

This case is the product of an extensive investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), 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.

Credit for the investigation is given to U.S. Postal Inspectors, Guam Customs and Quarantine and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).  The case was handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Clyde Lemons.
Updated January 7, 2015