Man busted for meth at post office takes plea deal

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Richard Gapasin Jr. picked up the package at 11:10 a.m. Tuesday morning, placed it into his vehicle, and was about to drive away when nearly a dozen law enforcement officers surrounding his white SUV and placed him under arrest. (Image taken from viewer contributed video)

The man who was busted at the Barrigada Post office with a package containing three pounds of methamphetamine has taken a deal with the federal government.

The terms of the agreement, along with the details of the crime, are being kept secret as both are under seal.

All that is public at this time is that Richard Gapasin Jr. accepted the deal, pleading guilty to one count of attempted possession of more than 50 grams of methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

While the elements of the crime were not disclosed, Gapasin reviewed the plea deal and agreed with statements contained indicating that they are factual for the offense which occurred last December.

For this, Gapasin is facing 10 years but not more than life in prison and 5 years supervised release term. The deal filed under seal suggests that it may require Gapasin to cooperate with authorities and provide assistance in ongoing investigations.

United States Attorney Steven Leon Guerrero also requested that the sentencing hearing set for May 18 be changed to a 90-day status hearing, saying that the sentence to be handed down on Gapasin is dependent on his assistance to authorities.

Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood agreed, ordering the status hearing.

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