VIDEO: Former CNMI Lawmaker Raymond Palacios Gets 3 Years for “Ice” Possession


Guam – Former lawmaker Raymond Palacios, who pleaded guilty to possession of methamphetamine or “ice,” was sentenced yesterday to three years in prison.

Superior Court Associate Judge Kenneth Govendo sentenced the 49-year-old Palacios to five years in prison, all suspended except for three years, with no parole and with credit for time-served.

After serving his sentence, Palacios will be placed on probation for two years and required to pay a $2,000 fine. Palacios will start serving his sentence on April 22.

Govendo said he believed the former lawmaker’s remorsefulness and noted that Palacios has the support of a family that is well known in the community.

Police said that Palacios sold $100 worth of “ice” to a cooperating source on two separate occasions on Oct. 19, 2011. The “ice” weighed .08 and .12 grams.