Former DOC officer back in jail after testing positive for meth

Jerome San Nicolas

A former Department of Corrections officer who pleaded guilty to his role in the conspiracy to smuggle contraband into DOC is back in jail after he tested positive for methamphetamine moments before he was set to be sentenced.

Sentencing was placed on hold as ex-DOC officer Jerome San Nicolas was escorted into the courthouse by probation officers. San Nicolas was subjected to a drug test and tested positive for methamphetamine.

According to the Probation Office, this is San Nicolas’ fourth violation, and the third time he tested positive for meth. San Nioclas signed a declaration admitting to the violation.

Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola, as a result, called for his immediate reprimand to the DOC, stating that she would not go through with sentencing because he is under the influence of methamphetamine and she is unsure if he is coherent or able to understand the proceedings.

San Nicolas pleaded guilty to official misconduct. He was one of 13 individuals implicated in a conspiracy to smuggle contraband into DOC’s Mangilao facility.

The plea deal calls for one-year incarceration with all but six months suspended and credit for time served.

Sentencing has been rescheduled to July 10th.


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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.