2 DOC officers found with suspected prison contraband

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Two Department of Corrections officers are the subject of an internal investigation. One of the officers has been arrested for drug possession and promoting major prison contraband.

The two officers were found with suspected prison contraband during an administrative search of officers reporting for duty.

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Members of the Special Operations Response (SORT) performed the administrative searches and located a bottle lotion within Officer Mike Gumataotao’s bag.

SORT officers found the following: clear plastic baggie with methamphetamine; 2 plastic hypodermic syringes; plastic straws sealed on each end; and a phone.

Gumataotao admitted to possessing and bringing the bottle lotion into DOC, but denied that he knew the contents of the bottle, police reported.

According to court documents, Gumataotao was released on his personal recognizance.

DOC Major Antone Aguon says Gumataotao has been employed with the department for eight months.

Meanwhile, the second officer, employed with DOC for 5 years, was found with tobacco products. The officer has not been identified, however, Aguon says he was booked and released.

Both officers have been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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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.