Drug dealer may be put back in prison

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U.S. District Court (PNC News file photo)

A drug dealer who was released early from prison after being sentenced to 10 years incarceration in 2012, may wind up back behind bars as it appears he has fallen back on drug use.

Convicted on charges of distributing five grams of methamphetamine on island, Charles Smith has failed to comply with the conditions of his 8-year supervised release, according to the U.S. Probation office.

Smith was picked up by authorities in November after a warrant was issued for non-compliance, which U.S. Probation says includes multiple failures to show up for drug testing, drug counseling and admissions to smoking meth as recently as September of this year.

Court documents indicate that Smith failed to comply at least 18 times this year with requirements of his release.

While Smith says his drug use on at least two occasions were a result of stressors in a personal relationship, it was not disclosed what prompted his drug use in October and November.

In court today, District Court Judge Joaquin Manibusan heard arguments on the petition to revoke his supervised release and if granted would mean Smith could remain in jail.

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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.