Federal drug convict admits to using meth

DISTRICT COURT: The District Court of Guam is shown in this file photo. Defendant Michael V. Bamba appeared at the District Court of Guam Wednesday. He admitted that he used meth and failed a drug test on June 1 while on supervised release. Post file photo

A man convicted for his part in a drug scheme that ran between California and Guam in 2013 could spend more time in prison.

Defendant Michael V. Bamba admitted in the District Court of Guam to the allegations that he used meth and failed a drug test on June 1 while he was on supervised release.

A revocation hearing was held before Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan Jr. on Wednesday.

The federal prosecutor's request to revoke the defendant's supervised release was taken under advisement. Manibusan said he would issue his recommendation at a later date.

Bamba was indicted in 2015 in a conspiracy to distribute more than $68,000 worth of "ice."

In 2017, he was sentenced to five years in prison with credit for time served after he pleaded guilty to the drug charge. He was also given three years' supervised release.

During sentencing, he described a troubled relationship with his father as the source of his behavioral problems, which led to depression and eventually down a spiraling path to drug addiction.

Others indicted

Bamba was indicted on the drug charges alongside Mark G. Delos Reyes, Josephine Leon Guerrero and Edward Baza.

Delos Reyes, while in California, reportedly mailed a package containing the drugs to Guam.

He's since pleaded guilty and was sentenced in April of this year to five years in the Bureau of Prisons.

Baza and Leon Guerrero allegedly picked up the parcel from the post office containing the meth, then proceeded to a residence where they were raided by the DEA.

In June 2018, Baza pleaded guilty to the unlawful use of the mail in a conspiracy to deliver methamphetamine, specifically 123.8 grams of 90% pure meth. He was sentenced to 45 months in prison with two years of supervised release.

His plea agreement also resulted in the dismissal of the charges against Leon Guerrero, as the court considered her health challenges, Post files state.