The defendant in a federal methamphetamine case will have to wait another week to find out what will happen to her after her pretrial release was revoked last month.
Maria Untalan appeared for a status hearing before District Court of Guam Magistrate Judge Joaquin Manibusan Jr. on Tuesday.
Defense attorney William Gavras asked the court for one week to review the case, as he was recently appointed by the court to represent Untalan.
Defense attorney Rawlen Mantanona withdrew from the case last month due to "irreconcilable differences." Two other court-appointed attorneys withdrew from her case before Gavras was appointed.
Untalan is scheduled to be back in court on Oct. 22.
Prosecutor: Untalan has pleaded guilty
She was indicted in May on charges of conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride, attempted possession of methamphetamine hydrochloride with intent to distribute, and distribution of methamphetamine hydrochloride.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Rosetta San Nicolas, Untalan has entered a guilty plea under a plea agreement with the government.
Untalan’s pretrial release was revoked last month after the U.S. Probation Office reported that she failed five drug tests, tested positive in one test that is pending confirmation, failed to report for testing three times, and tried to interfere with testing at least once.
The defense told the court at a previous hearing that Untalan had started drug treatment and is experiencing personal difficulties, such as the anniversary of her mother’s death and the recent hospitalization of her brother in intensive care where he is “fighting for his life.”
Untalan awaits sentencing in federal court.