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.