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‘Ice’ defendant on pretrial release tests positive for ‘ice’ use

FOLLOWING the modification of his pretrial release conditions due to location-monitoring violations, an “ice” defendant should be summoned to court to determine whether to revoke or modify his release conditions again, U.S. Probation Officer Gregory F. Arriola said.

Arriola told the federal court that Rick Urumelog Omar Jr. has tested positive for methamphetamine or ice use.

 Omar is one of four men charged with conspiring to manufacture ice.

On Nov. 29, 2018, following a recommendation from the U.S. Probation Office, District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona ordered Omar’s pre-trial release condition to include random drug testing.

Arriola said Omar, who was confronted with the Dec. 5 drug test results, initially denied using any drugs “but eventually admitted that he had found a ‘baggie’ that contained methamphetamine that he had previously left behind in his room.”

On Dec. 11, Omar reported to the U.S. Probation Office for another random drug test.

Prior to the drug test, Omar was asked if he had taken any medications or used any drugs.

“The defendant stated that he took Aleve and Oxycontin because his neck was aching,” Arriola said.

When asked where he got the Oxycontin, Omar said it was his father’s old medication.

Omar was then subjected to a drug test, which came out positive for use of ice.

When confronted with the result, Omar denied using any drugs, but later admitted to smoking ice on Dec.9 with a friend who stopped by his residence.

Arriola informed Omar’s third-party custodian, his mother, about the test results.

She stated she had been “chasing away friends and family who she feels are bad influences on him, but may have been sleeping at the time this individual stopped by their residence.”

Arriola asked the court to summon Omar to appear at a hearing to determine whether or not his release should be modified or revoked.

On May 4, 2018, Omar pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine or ice and distribution of methamphetamine where a child is present.

His sentencing hearing was set for Jan. 11, 2019.

Omar’s co-defendants have also pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture ice: Vincent David Cabrera Jr., Eugene Blas Repeki Jr. and Sidney Capelle Kani.