Pre-trial release revoked for meth user

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U.S. District Court (PNC News file photo)

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the rest of his time before trial commences in the custody of the Department of Corrections as his pre-trial release was revoked in federal court this morning.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.

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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.