Woman violated probation, officer says

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UNITED States Probation Officer Gregory Arriola has asked the federal court to order Vickilyn Ramonica Manglona Teregeyo to appear in court and to explain why her supervised release should not be revoked.

Teregeyo tampered with the sweat patch applied on her on Aug. 24, 2020, Arriola said.

Then on Aug. 25, he added, Teregeyo  submitted a diluted urine sample.

In addition, the defendant tested positive for use of methamphetamine on Aug. 25 and Aug. 28, Arriola said.

According to the petition to revoke probation, on Aug. 24, Teregeyo reported to the U.S. Probation Office as instructed for the application of a sweat patch.

Arriola said he applied the sweat patch without incident and instructed her to immediately call if she encountered any issues with the sweat patch.

On Aug. 25, Arriola contacted Teregeyo via a video app for a virtual inspection of the sweat patch. She informed Arriola that the patch had “come loose” so she had to use tape to keep it adhered to her arm.

Arriola then instructed Teregeyo to report to the U.S. Probation Office immediately for further inspection.

According to Arriola, upon inspection, the sweat patch on Teregeyo had no adhesion — an indicator that it had been tampered with.

When confronted about it, Teregeyo denied tampering with the device.

“Despite being informed that her explanation was not plausible and that it had only been applied the day before, she maintained that she did not tamper with the device,” Arriola said.

Afterward, Teregeyo was subjected to a drug test. She tested positive for the use of methamphetamine and amphetamine,  Arriola said.

On Aug. 28, 2020, he added, Teregeyo was again subjected to a drug test and she again tested positive for the use of methamphetamine and amphetamine.

When asked if she had used any illicit substances on both tests she answered in the negative. Her urine specimen was sent to the national drug testing laboratory for confirmatory testing, Arriola said.

On Sept. 7, 2020, the laboratory reports were received and revealed a positive result for drug use on both drug test dates, he said.

“Additionally, it was also reported that the creatinine and specific gravity levels were ‘diluted,’ which is consistent with the consumption of large amounts of fluids prior to a drug test in an effort to avoid a positive drug test result,” the probation officer said.

When presented with the test results on Sept. 9, 2020 at a noncompliance meeting, Teregeyo maintained that she did not use drugs and denied consuming large amounts of fluids prior to being subjected to the drug test.

Arriola stressed the importance of being truthful and for Teregeyo to take some time to think about her situation.

On Sept. 10, 2020, as instructed, Teregeyo reported to the probation office and told the following story:

Three weeks earlier, she was driving north on Beach Road when she saw Lucas Manglona, a former federal offender, walking along the Garapan Fishing Base. Teregeyo said he was a family member, so she pulled over to check on him. He entered her vehicle and while conversing he offered her some “asiga,” which is the Chamorro word for salt mixture seasoning.

Teregeyo said she accepted his offer and complimented him for its flavor. She said he responded with, “It’s good, noh? Because there’s ice in it.”

Teregeyo told the probation officer that she dismissed his comment because she did not take him seriously.

When asked why she did not reveal this information during the noncompliance meeting held the previous day, she again maintained that she did not take Manglona seriously.

Asked whether Teregeyo was being truthful with her information, she maintained that she was.

Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona of the District Court for the NMI  scheduled a hearing for Oct. 2 at 1:30 p.m. for  revocation proceedings in Teregeyo’s case.

Teregeyo was convicted on Guam for the offense of drug user in possession of firearm and ammunition. She was allowed by the federal court system to serve her probation in the CNMI.

Teregeyo was sentenced by Guam District Court Chief Judge Frances M. Tydingco-Gatewood on May 24, 2019 to time served, 12 months and 18 days, and  three years’ supervised release, which is set to expire on May 23, 2022.

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