Guam Homeland Security official sentenced for mailing meth

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A Guam Homeland Security supervisor has been sentenced for mailing methamphetamine to his workplace.

The Pacific Daily News reported Tuesday that 42-year-old Ricky Q. Sanchez was sentenced Monday to serve 30 months in prison.

Sanchez pleaded guilty in 2016 to conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine.

Authorities say Sanchez was involved in a plan to mail two packages of meth from Las Vegas to Guam's Homeland Security headquarters in Agana Heights in 2014.

Sanchez was in Las Vegas training for his job when the first package of 27.4 grams of pure meth was misaddressed and intercepted by authorities.

Records say Sanchez told authorities there was also meth in a second package, which never was seized.

Supplier Francisco Arias has been sentenced to life in prison for drug dealing.

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