Man on supervised release continues to use meth

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The District Court of Guam is weighing whether a man suffering from an addiction to methamphetamine should be locked up.

The US probation office believes that Jimmy Afaisen should be in detention for failing to abide by the terms of his supervised release.

Implicated in the largest cocaine bust in GPD history, Afaisen was ordered by the court to stay away from illegal substances.

However, according to the US probation office, he tested positive for methamphetamine and admitted to drug use on six occasions in August. At the end of that month, Aifasen missed another drug test and admitted to drug use.

In September, Judge Michael Bordallo allowed Afaisen to remain on release after the court granted his attorney Curtis Van de Veld’s request for a continuance.

Two days later, a report of an additional positive test occurring in August was filed by the probation office.

The court gave Afaisen another opportunity to self-surrender to the Lighthouse Recovery Center’s residential treatment program, where he has continued to rack up violations.

“On September 15, 2020, Mr. Afaisen tested presumptive positive for the use of methamphetamine during a drug test at the Lighthouse Recovery Center (LRC). He admitted to drug use and signed an Admission of Drug Use form indicating he used “meth” on September 12, 2020. Mr. Afaisen also tested presumptive positive for the use of methamphetamine at the LRC on September 13, 2020. His admission to use of “meth” addresses the same drug use on September 12, 2020,” state court documents.

US Probation is calling for the mandatory revocation of his supervised release for testing positive for illegal substances more than three times over the course of one year.

Judge Bordallo has taken the matter under advisement and will issue his report and recommendation to the Chief Judge.

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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.