Friday, November 27, 2020

Dexter W. Long Sentenced to Prison for Drug Trafficking Crime

 Hagatña, Guam – SHAWN N. ANDERSON, United States Attorney for the Districts of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands, announced that defendant Dexter Wilton Long, age 59, from Barrigada, Guam, was sentenced in the United States District Court of Guam to 87 months imprisonment for Possession of Fifty or More Grams of Methamphetamine Hydrochloride, in violation of 21 U.S.C. §§ 841(a)(1) and (b)(1)(A)(viii).  The Court also ordered five years of supervised release following imprisonment, and a mandatory $100 special assessment fee.  In addition, defendants convicted of a federal drug offense may no longer qualify for certain federal benefits.

On May 9, 2019, Long was apprehended at the airport after arriving on Guam via United Airlines Flight 201.  A secondary inspection of his luggage resulted in the recovery of 430 net grams of 99% pure methamphetamine hydrochloride (“ice”).  The subsequent investigation revealed that Long had also mailed a package to himself from Honolulu that contained two separate bags containing 2.05 net grams of 98% pure methamphetamine and 182 net grams of 99% pure methamphetamine.

This case was a result of a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration with assistance from the Guam Customs and Quarantine Agency, and the United States Postal Inspection Service.  The case was prosecuted by Laura C. Sambataro, Assistant United States Attorney in the District of Guam.

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