Brian Sanchez Chan will spend the rest of his time before trial commences in the custody of the Department of Corrections as his pre-trial release was revoked in federal court this morning.
District Court Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan ordered the detainment following a revocation hearing noting that Chan has violated his terms of pre-trial release.
According to Manibusan, Chan failed to report to the U.S. Probation office eight times and tested positive for the consumption of methamphetamine four times, each time denying drug use.
Each of the tests contested was confirmed through further testing, indicating the presence of methamphetamine.
It was further noted by U.S. Probations that Chan tested positive today for methamphetamine.
The government indicated that the violations were indications that Chan is not making an effort to comply with the pre-trial release conditions.
Chan’s attorney, although understanding the government’s position, offered reasons for Chan’s violations, stating that he had difficult life circumstances which contributed to his relapses.
Chan was detained following the hearing.