David Muna Sablan gets 41 months

DAVID Muna Sablan has been sentenced to 41 months behind bars for his role in manufacturing methamphetamine or “ice.”

The 40-year-old Sablan was sentenced by District Court for the NMI Chief Judge Ramona V. Manglona on Wednesday.

David Muna Sablan

Judge Manglona gave Sablan 406 days credit for time served which means he will still serve 28 months or two years and four months in jail.

Sablan will pay restitution in the amount of $3,662 to an officer who was exposed to the chemicals and items used in manufacturing meth that were found in Sablan’s backpack at the time of his arrest on March 15, 2018 in Garapan.

The judge recommends that Sablan be placed in an institution with a Residential Drug Abuse Program, and that he participate in an educational program such as GED or vocational training programs while in custody of the Bureau of Prisons.

Upon release, Sablan will be placed on supervised release for one year and will participate in a substance abuse treatment program.

He will submit to regular drug testing and will perform 100 hours of community service which will be suspended if Sablan is gainfully employed.

In addition, he will pay a $100 special assessment fee after sentencing.

Sablan, who is represented by attorney Janet King, recommended that he be placed in a facility in Hawaii.

King argued for a sentence well below the advisory guidelines of 24 to 30 months.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Garth Backe recommended a prison term of 41 months.

After hearing no objections to the presentence report, the judge adopted the final presentence investigation report of the U.S. Probation Office in its entirety, and placed the recommendation under seal.

Sablan was initially indicted on the charges of conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess chemicals, products, and equipment to manufacture methamphetamine.

He pled guilty to conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine.