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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Michael Junior Castro Sentenced to 174 Months Imprisonment

     ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that MICHEL JUNIOR CASTRO, age 36, of Tamuning, was sentenced on April 29, 2015, before Senior Judge Alex R. Munson, in the District Court of Guam, to 174 months imprisonment and to three years supervised release.

     Between October 1, 2013 and November 12, 2013, CASTRO agreed with others to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride.  Defendant CASTRO picked up a package at a Post Box which law enforcement discovered contained suspected methamphetamine.  A forensic chemist later determined the substance was 98% d-methamphetamine hydrochloride and weighed 1331.4 grams.  Defendant CASTRO informed law enforcement that he was supposed to receive $5,000.00 in exchange for picking up the box.  Law enforcement also discovered a black, “Hi-Point” Model C9 9mm Luger Handgun firearm with an obliterated serial number, which was found during a search of his residence.

     U.S. Attorney Alicia A.G. 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 case was investigated by U.S. Postal Inspectors and Drug Enforcement Administration special agents.  Credit is also given to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for their assistance.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen F. Leon Guerrero.

Updated May 6, 2015