Guam – The federal government is not taking on the case involving the three individuals caught dealing the synthetic drug spice out of their homes and while the case will remain in the hands of the local court, trial may only proceed against one of the defendants.
Dolores Otis John, Bantasar Kosi, and Marakita Simion were arrested last April, after informant led authorities to their homes in Yigo and Harmon were they were allegedly peddling spice. All three were charged with possession of a schedule one controlled substance with intent to deliver. Kosi and Simion were additionally charged with possession of an unregistered firearm.
The trial has been set for August, but in court today it was revealed that John has passed away and Kosi is likely to take a deal with the government. The government indicated that there is a plea offer on the table for Simion however there is no indication if she will be taking the deal, if she does not plead she will stand trial alone.
The decision to take a plea offer is crucial as Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola indicated that the Supreme Court of Guam is reviewing matters regarding defendants of Federate States of Micronesian citizenship taking plea deals and the possibility of deportation after taking the plea offer.