5 arrested in connection with Astumbo drug raid

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Guam – Local authorities cracked down on a home where methamphetamine was allegedly being sold, that raid has led to the arrest of five individuals.

Earlier this year, police received information identifying Brandon Mateo and Dwayne Mateo as drug traffickers dealing ice out of their home in Astumbo, Dededo. After receiving the tip court documents state that surveillance was conducted on the residence. As they watched the home, officers noted a vehicle arrive at the residence, police say that the occupant met with Brandon in the garage area of the residence and then departed. According to court documents the officers followed the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop as a result of a traffic violation. The operator of the vehicle police say voluntarily informed the officers that ice was present in the vehicle, and that it was just purchased from Brandon Mateo further citing that Brandon had 5 grams of ice in his possession.

With this information a search warrant was obtained and effectuated on March 8. In the home officers discovered a substantial amount of money, drug paraphernalia with suspected methamphetamine residue, and prescription pills identified as Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone. Officers subsequently arrested Dwayne Mateo and Brandon Mateo.

Their investigation also resulted in the arrest of 3 other individuals identified as Francine Mateo, Jacine Mateo and Daniel Sanchez who were found in the possession of drug paraphernalia containing suspected ice residue. All have been charged with possession of a scheduled two controlled substance. Dwayne and Brandon were additionally charged with possession with the intent to deliver.

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.