Mon. Mar 30th, 2020

Man in a meth case posted $2,500 bail, pleads not guilty

On September 5 a man charged for methamphetamine-related crimes entered a plea of not guilty and posted a bail of $2,500.

The case against Burton Wenty was filed on August 7 but Narcotics Enforcement Agency conducted their search last year in the month of April.

As per statements by NEA Special Agent Marlon Bechab on or about April 24, 2018, NEA officers obtained a search warrant for Wenty’s residence and auto mechanic shop located in Bkul-a Tiull Hamlet, Ngerbeched, Koror.

Upon arrival NEA officers located Wenty in the back of the auto mechanic shop and searched him only to find what they claim to be a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine that contained crystalline residue.

The officials also searched the auto mechanic shop and located a black bag that Wenty was allegedly standing on when approached by the officials.

NEA has alleged that two small baggies of crystalline substance weighing approximately 6 grams was kept hidden in the can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti and meatballs. Officials claim that substance was field tested with a result positive for methamphetamine.

NEA located a room within the auto shop that contained computer monitors monitoring Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras situated outside of the auto shop.

NEA authorities have claimed that in the same room with the computers a thermos cup containing approximately 100.61 grams of a crystalline substance was found. Wenty allegedly described this as “bad meth” that did not produce the desired effect.

According to Bechab , this was field tested positive for methamphetamine as well.

Officers allege that paraphernalia used to smoke methamphetamine was found in the room along with approximately 0.30 grams of field-tested positive methamphetamine under the couch.

There is an allegation by NEA officials that there was another gram of meth found in a plastic straw heat sealed on both ends which was kept in a box.

NEA officers also searched Wenty’s bedroom in the house and located additional paraphernalia used to smoke methamphetamine.

NEA officers seized several high-power compressed air guns, along with field tested methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, external drives from computer, video surveillance equipment, ledgers, notes, digital scales and packaging materials.

The suspected methamphetamine was sent to the Crime Laboratory in Guam for analysis.

An approximate 100 grams of suspected methamphetamine was determine not to be a controlled substance but a secondary amine used as a bulking agent for methamphetamine.

The remaining suspected methamphetamine was determined to be methamphetamine by the Guam Crime Lab. (By Eshan Kalyanikar)