Former Cop’s Drug Appeal Denied

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Roy Pablo is currently serving an eight-year sentence.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – March 24, 2016 – Today, the Supreme Court of Guam issued an opinion authored by Chief Justice Robert J. Torres and joined by Justice F. Philip Carbullido and Justice Katherine A. Maraman in the case People v. Pablo, 2016 Guam 11, affirming the conviction of Defendant-Appellant Roy Keith Pablo on the charges of Manufacturing a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, Conspiracy to Manufacture a Schedule I Controlled Substance, Child Abuse, Possession of a Schedule I Controlled Substance, and Official Misconduct.  Pablo, a former police officer, argued that he was deprived of his right to effective assistance of counsel because his defense counsel failed to object to the introduction of a search warrant affidavit that contained hearsay.  The Supreme Court affirmed the convictions, finding that Pablo failed to show how he was prejudiced by the failure of his defense counsel to object to the admission of the affidavit for the search warrant, and his ineffective assistance of counsel claim fails.