A man convicted in two separate cases in federal and local courts for possession and distribution of methamphetamine on Thursday received a reduced sentence in the local court after agreeing to cooperate with authorities in the investigation of a drug smuggling case.
According to the Attorney General’s office, Gregorio Blas Cruz was resentenced on Thursday to five years’ imprisonment, to run concurrent with a 70-month sentence imposed by the district court in a related case.
“In the federal case Cruz took a plea deal in which he agreed to cooperate and assist authorities in exchange for a reduction in sentencing. He plead guilty to possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine,” a press release from the AGO said.
AGO said Cruz helped the federal government secure a conviction against Justin Cruz, a drug smuggler who was convicted of possessing 4.5 kilograms of ice and sentenced to 35 years behind bars.
According to federal court documents, Gregorio Cruz was found in the parking lot of the Palm Ridge Hotel in Barrigada in possession of 314 gross grams of meth.
In the local case, Cruz was convicted of possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver as a first-degree felony and possession of a controlled substance as a third-degree felony.
Court documents state that Cruz was driving a black mustang when Guam Police Departments officers effectuated a stop and found methamphetamine, paraphernalia and several thousand dollars in the car.