For the third time, inmate Johnson found with contraband


Shawn Paul Johnson was also implicated in an ongoing investigation involving six corrections officers.

Guam – More contraband has been discovered in the Maximum Security Unit of the Department of Corrections.

According to Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, multiple shakedowns of Post 6 have been made in recent days. In fact in two of the shakedowns, DOC officers were able to interdict more contraband.

The first took place on Tuesday evening, leading to the discovery of two cellphones in the cell of Shawn Johnson. Johnson has already been charged in the alleged conspiracy to promote major prison contraband and bribery involving six corrections officers.

Johnson was also allegedly caught with more contraband following his initial arrest, making this the third time contraband was found in his cell this year. Johnson was arrested and re-confined. He will be appearing before the Disciplinary Hearing Board of the prison to determine what sanctions he will face.

On Wednesday evening, a search of the East Wing Upper tier of Post 6 uncovered a cell phone with no battery, a SIM card and a make shift charger, in addition to a substance suspected to be marijuana and a homemade pipe. These items were discovered in the cells of two inmates whose names have yet to be disclosed.


SOURCEJolene Toves
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Jolene Toves
Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.