Today, SHAWN N. ANDERSON, Acting United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant MICHAEL V. BAMBA, age 33, from Tamuning, was sentenced in District Court to a 57-month term of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and 100 hours of community service. The Court also ordered BAMBA to pay a mandatory $100 assessment fee. In addition, defendants who are convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.
On April 29, 2015, BAMBA was charged by Indictment with Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine Hydrochloride and Attempted Possession with Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine Hydrochloride. On August 13, 2015, BAMBA entered a guilty plea to Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 846, 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(C). The investigation revealed that BAMBA, and other individuals, agreed to use the mail system to distribute large quantities of methamphetamine on Guam. Law enforcement seized over 137 grams of methamphetamine, with a 90 percent purity level.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Postal Service and the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance by the Guam Superior Court Probation Office, Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency, and the Guam Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Clyde Lemons, Jr., Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Guam.