Sentencing delayed for admitted drug dealer
A woman facing federal charges for dealing meth on Guam will have to wait at least another week to learn her fate.
The feds have gathered a list of names that included 30 drug dealers and users on Guam. Information that came from admitted drug dealer, Monica Rose Calvo, ahead of her sentencing hearing in the District Court of Guam.
Calvo appeared in court Monday afternoon but her sentencing was paused after a heated exchange occurred between Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood and Federal Prosecutor Stephen Leon Guerrero.
The tense moment unraveled after the Chief Justice asked Leon Guerrero whether prosecutors investigated the 30 dealers and users.
Chief Justice Tydingco-Gatewood: Did you do it?
Federal Prosecutor Leon Guerrero: No.
Tydingco-Gatewood: Why can’t you?
Leon Guerrero: Why do I need to? None of the information she gave–It wasn’t helpful
Having raised his voice, Leon Guerrero and Tydingco-Gatewood exchanged in a back and forth that led to Tydingco-Gatewood to say, “I will hold you in contempt! You wasted time here! That is very disappointing.”
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent David Elliot admitted to the Chief Judge that they’ve only located two of the 30 names that Calvo provided. He further states, the information was unreliable.
It was enough for the Chief Judge to recommend that the defense should ask for Calvo to serve less time in prison for cooperating with the feds. Calvo has since pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride.
In 2018, the feds raided Calvo's hotel room in Tumon where authorities found 19 grams of meth, cocaine, drug paraphernalia, a firearm with ammunition and more than 7,400 in cash, suspected to be drug proceeds.
Calvo remains in federal custody, and is scheduled back in court on Monday. She faces up to three years in prison.