Convicted Drug Smuggler seek new trial

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A convicted Drug smuggler is seeking the acquittal of the charge she was found guilty of and is requesting for a new trial.

Guam – In August, Colleen Renee reyes was found guilty of intentionally attempting to possess with the intent to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine hydrochloride.

According to PNC News Files, Reyes had the drugs mailed to her concealed in vape juice bottles.

Court documents state that Reyes is seeking a judgment of acquittal citing that the government failed to provide proof establishing that she had any knowledge to expect that DHL would deliver a package to her and that the package would contain drugs.

Reyes is also requesting for a new trial on the basis that the Court quote “improperly allowed the government to introduce irrelevant, prejudicial and inflammatory evidence, namely that after she was arrested law enforcement officer found $9,320.00 in a purse that was secured in the trunk of her vehicle.”

Further stating that the evidence presented at the trial does not support a conviction of the charge against her.

A motion hearing has been set for October 20 at 1:30 pm.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.