Cocaine found in envelope addressed to DOC inmate


Guam – Attempts to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections continue as drugs were discovered in an envelope addressed to an inmate.

According to DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, on Sunday a corrections officer retrieving department mail from the Hagatna Post office noticed a suspicious envelope.

The envelope was addressed to an inmate and contained a small, sealed plastic package with a white powdery substance identified as cocaine.

She could not confirm if the inmate the envelope was addressed to was arrested as the matter is under investigation.

Baltazar states that DOC is working with GPD’s Mandana Drug Task force on the case.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.