Alleged drug dealer granted pre-trial release by federal court


Guam – An indictment pertaining to an alleged drug dealer has been unsealed by the District Court of Guam following a return of warrant on the suspect.

The indictment names Ernie Muna Valencia and charges him with attempting to possess and distribute five grams or more of methamphetamine.

In court on Monday, Designated Judge Michael Bordallo granted his release under the conditions that Valencia report to US Probation Office, refrain from the consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs and submit to random drug testing.

Trial is set June 13, 2018.


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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.