The Saipan Tribune reported:
In one instance, Pete Reyes sold the drug at the parking lot itself of the Governor's Office on Capital Hill, according to the criminal complaint filed in federal court.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James Benedetto represented the U.S. government at the hearing.
Special agent Daniel G. Holcomb of the Drug Enforcement Administration stated in an affidavit that a “confidential source” had told DEA agents in December 2008 about Reyes being a regular “ice” user and involved in the distribution of “ice.”
The source alleged that Reyes regularly used Fitial's vehicle, a blue Nissan Pathfinder with CNMI license plate ABX 429, to buy and distribute “ice.”
Reyes allegedly purchased “ice” every other Thursday, coinciding with the CNMI government's payday.
On March 16, 2009, Holcomb said, the source contacted DEA and told them that Reyes had offered to sell him/her a half gram of “ice” for $250.
That day, Reyes arrived aboard Fitial's Pathfinder at the parking lot of the Bank of Guam in Garapan and went inside the car of the confidential source.
After getting the $250 from the confidential source, Reyes allegedly left so he could get the “ice” from his supplier.
An hour later, Reyes called the confidential source, saying he was stuck at the Governor's Office and was unable to deliver the “ice.” He allegedly asked the source to meet him instead at the Governor's Office to pick up the drug.
This prompted federal agents to establish surveillance around the Governor's Office, as other agents followed the source from the Bank of Guam to the Governor's Office.
When the source arrived at the parking lot of the Governor's Office, he/she parked the vehicle at the side of the building.
Reyes was seen walking out to the source's vehicle from the side of the Governor's Office. Inside the source's vehicle, Reyes allegedly handed over 0.12 grams of “ice” to the source.
Methamphetamine is a huge problem in the CNMI with most of the drug supply entering the CNMI from China.
6. Approximately thirty minutes later, the CS received another telephone call from REYES. REYES told the CS that he (REYES) got delayed running errands for Gov. Fitial, but he (REYES) spoke to his source of supply about purchasing the methamphetamine that the CS ordered from REYES. REYES told the CS that he would call him/her (CS) when he (REYES) was close to the Bank of Guam. A short time later, the CS received another telephone call from REYES. REYES told the CS that he (REYES) needed to take Gov. Fitial to lunch, but he (REYES) would call the CS after he dropped the governor off at his office on Capitol Hill.
7. Approximately one hour later, the CS received a telephone call from REYES. REYES told the CS that he (REYES) was on his way to the Bank of Guam to meet the CS. A few minutes later, Federal agents saw REYES arrive in the parking lot of the Bank of Guam driving Gov. Fitial’s blue Nissan Pathfinder, as described in paragraph #2, supra. Federal agents then began videotaping REYES in the parking lot. Shortly after REYES arrived, Federal agents saw the CS walk out of the Bank of Guam and get into the front passenger seat of REYES’ vehicle, where she sat speaking to REYES for approximately ten minutes. During this meeting, which was recorded on the digital recording device being carried by the CS, REYES took the $250 OAF from the CS. REYES told the CS that he (REYES) needed to go purchase the methamphetamine from his (REYES’s) source of supply, and he would return in five or ten minutes. During this meeting, REYES also attempted to check to see if the CS was carrying or wearing any kind of recording devices. Federal agents then watched the CS get out of REYES’s vehicle, and they watched REYES leave the area.
8. Approximately one hour later, the CS received a telephone call from REYES. REYES told the CS that he (REYES) was stuck at the governor’s office on Capitol Hill and unable to deliver the methamphetamine to the CS. REYES asked the CS to come meet him at the governor’s office to pickup the drugs. Federal agents then established surveillance around the governor’s office on Capitol Hill, while other agents followed the CS from the Bank of Guam to the governor’s office.
9. When the CS arrived in the parking lot of the governor’s office, she parked her vehicle on the side of the building. Federal agents then watched REYES walk out to the CS’s vehicle from the side of the governor’s office and get into the front passenger side of the CS’s vehicle. REYES then delivered approximately 0.12 grams of methamphetamine to the CS as he sat in the front passenger seat of the CS’s vehicle. The delivery of this methamphetamine to the CS was recorded on the digital recorder being worn by the CS, and it was also recorded on videotape by Federal agents conducting surveillance of the meeting. After REYES delivered the methamphetamine to the CS, he got out of the CS’s vehicle and walked towards he governor’s office out of sight of Federal agents. As REYES walked out of agents’ sight, other agents followed the CS to a pre-arranged location. At the pre-arranged location, DEA agents recovered the methamphetamine from the CS. Federal agents then searched the CS and his/her vehicle for any contraband or large amounts of U.S. currency and found none. DEA agents submitted the methamphetamine the CS purchased from REYES to the DEA’s Southwest Regional Laboratory (SWL) for analysis. During the analysis, the DEA’s SWL determined that the methamphetamine REYES sold contained the isomer d methamphetamine hydrochloride, and it was 91.1% pure. This indicated that REYES delivered 0.10 grams of actual methamphetamine.