The federal court has unsealed a case involving a man caught attempting to smuggle 8 ounces of methamphetamine into Guam.
Brandon Quinata was charged in the District Court of Guam earlier this year for crimes committed two years prior. He took a deal with the government pleading guilty to conspiracy to distribute 50 or more grams of methamphetamine.
The plea agreement made public, reveals that Quinata’s scheme lasted for about a month in 2018 and involved two mail parcels containing 111.50 net grams of methamphetamine.
The packages were mailed from Las Vegas, Nevada and intercepted by United States Postal Inspectors who recovered the controlled substance and replaced it with sham before sending on its way to its final destination, the Merizo post office.
According to court documents, the packages were destined for Quinata and a man identified as Kelvin Tedtaotao.
Questioned by the DEA, Quinata revealed that a relative in Las Vegas helped him place the order of methamphetamine which would later be delivered to Tedtaotao’s mailbox.
Authorities say that Quinata provided information to DEA agents of various drug dealing and distribution of methamphetamine into Guam, further revealing that he entered an agreement with unidentified persons to distribute roughly 223 grams of meth into our island community.
He is facing ten years of incarceration and a fine of up to $10 million.