Man accused of smuggling meth takes plea deal

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A man who conspired to smuggle methamphetamine into the island has agreed to a deal with the government.

Darrell Jake Guerrero has admitted to possessing 50 or more grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute as part of a plea agreement with the federal government. Present with his attorney Jay Arriola, Guerrero entered a plea of guilty, accepting responsibility for the crime.

According to court documents, Guerrero was discovered asleep in a hotel room at Leo Palace on January 7, 2020. Attempts to wake Guerrero by hotel management were unsuccessful and GPD was contacted.

Police noted Guerrero had a fanny pack unzipped and open, further noting in plain view multiple Ziploc bags and a vacuum-sealed plastic bag containing a large amount of methamphetamine. Police seized 330 net grams of ice, drug paraphernalia, and over $4,000 in cash. According to the federal government, Guerrero used the hotel room to store and sell methamphetamine.

Guerrero faces 10 years to life imprisonment, a $10 million fine, and at least 5 years of supervised release following completion of his sentence.

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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.