Thursday, April 24, 2014

Carl K.C. Quinata Gets 3-Years, 10-Months for Ice Distribution Scheme

Guam News - Guam News

Guam - The U.S. Attorney's Office has announced that Carl  K C. Quinata has been sentenced to 3-years, 10-months in prison after being convicted of "Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute."

Quinata was found guilty of involvement in a scheme to receive and distribute 57.3 grams of meth on Guam.

The relase quotes U.S. Attorney Alicia Limtiaco as saying:“Methamphetamine has been linked to an increase in violent crimes. Methamphetamine abuse results in devastating effects to individuals and to the community"

READ the release from the U.S. Attorney's Office below: 

CARL K.C. QUINATA SENTENCED FOR ATTEMPTED POSSESSION OF METHAMPHETAMINE WITH INTENT TO DISTRIBUTE

ALICIA A.G. LIMTIACO, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced today that defendant CARL K.C. QUINATA was sentenced to forty-six (46) months imprisonment for the offense of Attempted Possession of Methamphetamine With Intent to Distribute, in the United States District Court.

CARL K.C. QUINATA was involved in a scheme to receive 57.3 grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride which was sent from California to Guam through the United States Postal Service system. The methamphetamine hydrochloride has a purity level of 95.5%, and is commonly known as “ice.”

As a result of this conviction, CARL K.C. QUINATA, in addition to his sentence of forty-six (46) months imprisonment, will be placed on supervised release for three years and required to perform community service.

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco states “Methamphetamine has been linked to an increase in violent crimes. Methamphetamine abuse results in devastating effects to individuals and to the community.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office recognizes that the abuse of methamphetamine on Guam has increased.

Methamphetamine presents an imminent public health threat to our community warranting aggressive law enforcement action. Those who engage in the criminal importation and receipt of illegal drugs will be prosecuted and face severe penalties.”

U.S. Attorney Limtiaco noted that this prosecution is part of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood (PSN) Initiative, a nationwide commitment to aggressively prosecute defendants who engage in drug distribution, gang involvement and violent crime.

The case was prosecuted by AUSA Rosetta San Nicolas. U.S. Attorney Limtiaco commends the investigative efforts of the United States Postal Service (USPS) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) for their work on this case.

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