DOC detainee tries to falsify urine drug test

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What happens when you try to pull a fast one on the system? Today a man found that out after he was sentenced in district court for violating the conditions of his release.

Laddie Aguigui is currently serving time at the Department of Corrections for an unauthorized use of a motor vehicle misdemeanor but when he committed this crime he was already on pre-trial release for a drug case in federal court.

While picking up a new charge is a violation in itself, the more egregious violation took place when Aguigui attempted to pass a drug test using urine which did not belong to him.

According to the probation office, Aguigui was discovered with a bottle containing urine when he was being tested by US Marshals for drug use — an offense which carries a sentence of three to nine months incarceration.

Some leniency was shown by the government which recommended that Aguigui serve the lower end of the sentencing guidelines of three months.

Already doing nine months for the misdemeanor case in local court, his attorney Leilani Lujan requested that the three months imprisonment be served concurrently with his local case.

However, Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood indicated that based on what she has seen and given that this is Aguigui’s second revocation hearing for serious violations, she would not allow a concurrent sentence.

Instead, Aguigui must complete his nine months in local custody before being remanded to federal custody to serve the three months sentence she imposed.

Following the incarceration, Aguigui will be placed on 30 months supervised release.

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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.