An asthmatic woman currently on house arrest under the District Court of Guam is being accused of violating her release conditions after testing positive for methamphetamine.
The District Court of Guam is weighing whether Linda Jean Pangelinan Palacios’ release should be revoked based on results from her drug test showing the presence of methamphetamine.
Her attorney contends that his client will always test positive for methamphetamine as a result of her medication, adding that her third party custodian can attest to Palacios not using or possessing methamphetamine.
However, Judge Bordallo indicated that advanced testing of the samples collected noted the presence of D-methamphetamine which is only present in street methamphetamine.
The judge added that L-methamphetamine, which would give a presumptive positive, is only present in prescribed medication.
Bordallo has taken the matter under advisement and will issue a decision within the week.
Palacios remains under house arrest pending the court’s decision.