Four DPW employees test positive for drugs

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Guam – Four Department of Public Works employees have tested positive for drugs following a random drug test on 200 employees.

The drug test was made at the request of Director Glenn Leon Guerrero. The testing was followed by a drug sweep around early June, which was prompted by a warning received by Leon Guerrero’s office alleging that drugs were being brought on to the compound.

A release states Leon Guerrero reached out to the Guam Police Department, which sent the Mandana Drug Task Force to sweep the compound. A GPD dog led officers to a car where they found a bag with a substance later identified as methamphetamine. The owner of the car, a DPW employee, was arrested.

Leon Guerrero stated, “We want to send a message that this is a zero-tolerance agency, illegal drugs have no place here. We’re taking proactive measures to ensure we are drug free. Consider the work we do. We drive students to and from school. We operate and maintain heavy equipment, and we have people who oversee safety in buildings and on our roads. We want to ensure that employees’ abilities are not diminished, which would compromise the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve.”

DPW is still waiting for the remaining test results.

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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.