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Man arrested for ice possession

A MAN who harassed a customer at a poker arcade was arrested after police found in his possession Ziploc bags containing crystal methamphetamine or ice and a glass pipe used for smoking it.

David M. Sablan, 40, was charged by the police with illegal possession of a controlled substance.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 1, 2017, police responded to a disturbing the peace complaint.

The complainant said Sablan, a Koblerville resident, attempted to assault him in a poker room. He said he was charging his cellphone on a wall outlet when Sablan suddenly told him that he, the defendant, wanted to use the outlet. He said when he told Sablan to wait, the defendant attempted to punch him.

According to the victim, he left the poker room for a while and came back to confront Sablan who pulled out a baton and attempted to hit the victim with it.

This time, the victim called 911 for assistance. Sablan was then arrested by responding police officers. At the Department of Corrections facility, Sablan told an officer that there was “paraphernalia” inside his black pouch and that the officer should get rid of it.

Police confiscated three Ziploc bags containing crystalline substance and one glass pipe. The crystalline substance, which weighed about 0.3 gross gram, was tested and yielded presumptive positive for the presence of methamphetamine.

After waiving his right to an attorney, Sablan told police that the Ziploc bag containing ice and the glass pipe belonged to him.

On Thursday, Sablan appeared before Superior Court Judge Kenneth L. Govendo who imposed a $5,000 bail on the defendant.

At the hearing, Sablan was represented by Chief Public Defender Douglas Hartig while Assistant Attorney General Chester Hinds appeared for the government.

Sablan was remanded to the custody of the Department of Corrections after the hearing. He was ordered to return to court on Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. for the preliminary hearing, and on Dec. 18 at 9 a.m. for his arraignment.