Release of alleged drug dealer denied

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Guam – The man who allegedly intended on selling 150 grams of methamphetamine in the parking lot of the Agana Shopping Center will remain behind bars despite efforts to be released.

A tip about a drug transaction pointed local law enforcement officers in the direction of Gilbert Burgos. A surveillance team was set up and Burgos was caught with 150 grams of methamphetamine in his person. Since his arrest in December 2017, he has remained incarcerated unable to post the $50,000 bail ordered.

In court today, Burgos sought to modify his release conditions citing to the court that his friends and family were able to come up with $15,000 to post bail. The government stood by their request of bail at the amount of $50,000, pointing out that they had initially requested for bail to be set at $100,000.  While Burgos’ attorney told the court that her client’s crime is non-violent and had Third Party Custodians willing to oversee the defendant, Judge Anita Sukola denied the request noting her concern that he is charged with possessing 150 grams of ice a street value of $75,000 that he intended to sell at Agana Shopping Center.

The next hearing is set for March 20th.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.