3 arrested in Sinajana raid


Ice, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in Sinajana home.

Guam – An arrest made during a traffic stop in Barrigada Heights provided the Mandana Drug Task Force with enough probable cause to raid a home in Afame, Sinajana, leading to the arrest of several individuals.

On Wednesday, a search of the Sinajana home yielded in the discovery of drug paraphernalia, over one gram of marijuana and about 11 grams of methamphetamine or ice.

According to Guam Police Department acting Spokesperson Officer Paul Tapao, Mario Victor Champaco Jr. and Thelma Marie Valentine were arrested for illegal possession of a schedule two controlled substance, possession of a schedule two controlled substance with intent to distribute and illegal possession of a schedule one controlled substance.

Valentine also had a warrant for her arrest. Both were booked and confined.

A third individual, Sherry Ellen Ramen, was arrested for possession of a schedule two controlled substance. She was booked and released.

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.