Cruz pleads guilty to conspiracy to smuggle ice

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Guam – A drug dealer has pleaded guilty to the charge of conspiracy to possess ice with the intent to distribute.

In a plea deal with the government, Jesse Anthony Cruz agreed to fully cooperate in disclosing the extent of his role in the drug distribution and assist in the investigation of others involved in the scheme.

Cruz was charged with conspiring to possess over 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

In September 2017, Cruz agreed with another individual to receive a mailed package, containing methamphetamine.

Court documents state that the package contained 9.9 ounces of meth and Cruz was to give the package to co-conspirator in exchange for 16 grams of ice.

As a result of the plea agreement, he is facing a minimum sentence of 10 years.

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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.