A convicted drug smuggler will have to face the consequences of her actions as her motions for acquittal and new trial were denied in District Court.
Guam – Colleen Renee Reyes was found guilty in August on a single charge of knowingly and intentionally attempting to possess with intent to distribute at least 50 grams of methamphetamine hydro-chloride.
PNC files indicate that Reyes had attempted to smuggle the drug into the island through DHL, hidden in bottles of vape juice.
But even after her conviction Reyes maintains her innocence requesting that the court grant a judgment of acquittal, citing that the government failed to establish knowledge that she knew DHL would deliver a package to her, much less that the package would contain methamphetamine or that she intended to distribute the drugs.
According to court documents, Reyes accuses the court of improperly allowing the prosecution to introduce “irrelevant, prejudicial and inflammatory evidence,” relating to the discovery of over 9-thousand dollars in cash found in a purse which was secured in the trunk of her vehicle.
However, District Court Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood denied the motions on Friday.
Reyes is scheduled for sentencing on November 27.