A 24-year-old man awaiting trial in a 2018 drug case has been arrested and faces additional charges for allegedly selling methamphetamine during a sting operation Wednesday in a Tumon hotel.


The defendant, Daniel Jude Roberto, also allegedly was carrying a young child while selling meth, so he faces an additional charge of child abuse. The sting was conducted at the Grand Plaza Hotel, the prosecution stated in court documents.

"A controlled buy was set up and when the defendant came (to the hotel lobby), he had a young child on his shoulders," the court document stated.

"A search of the defendant found a plastic resealable bag of methamphetamine. When the defendant's hotel room was searched, scales and multiple glass pipes were located."

Roberto was placed on felony release on Oct. 24, 2018, for possession of a schedule II controlled substance.

He was also charged in this new case with possession of a firearm without a Guam firearm ID.