By Eric Rosario
Junior Larry Hillbroom, 36 and once a resident of Guam and Palau, was arrested by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency in Idaho July 16.
He along with two co-defendants, Morgan Kenney and Sean Walthen, are charged with conspiring to distribute methamphetamine from the summer of 2015 through February 2016.
They were indicted in June.
They face up to 20 years in federal prison, a maximum fine of $1 million, and at least three years of supervised release.
Mr. Hillbroom is a fugitive of the law in the Republic of Palau. He was serving a sentence for drug crimes in that country before being allowed to undergo drug therapy in the United States.
According to an article in Idaho's The Spokesman Review published June 27, 2017, Mr. Hillbroom was facing drug charges for persuading two women to smuggle meth from the Philippines to Palau in February 2016.
Mr. Hillbroom inherited about $100 million following a drawn-out legal battle over the estate of his late father, billionaire Larry Hillblom, who lived and died in Saipan.
Mr. Kenney reportedly is Mr. Hillbroom's half brother.