Federal court dismisses marijuana charge against retired service member

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

A retired service member, who entered a military base with drugs and paraphernalia, has been let off the hook with a fine.

Javid Lubofsky appeared in the District Court of Guam on Tuesday to answer to allegations that he possessed marijuana.

While locally marijuana use by adults is legal under the Guam Cannabis Industry Act of 2019, on the federal side marijuana remains illegal.

According to a violation notice, Lubofsky entered a military base in June with marijuana in his vehicle. The officer indicated that upon search of the car, small amounts of marijuana along with a pipe was discovered.

Lubofsky was issued two citations, one related to drug possession and the other an expired driver’s license.

In court, the government moved to dismiss the possession of a controlled substance charge which was granted by District Court Magistrate Judge Michael Bordallo.

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A guilty plea was entered by Lubofsky, owning up to driving without a license. He was assessed a fine of a hundred dollars.

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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.