College Student faces drug smuggling charges

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Guam – A college student is behind bars facing charges related to drug smuggling and money laundering.

Anthony Dwayne Brown Jr. attempted to have 122 grams of marijuana mailed to him from Washington. The package was intercepted and replaced with sham product and a electronic trigger to alert authorities if the package was breached, it was then sent on its way to the University of Guam Post office.

Court documents state that the package was picked up by Brown who then took the package to his dormitory. Police say that the signal from the electronic trigger was activated and that Brown was found in his room holding the sham drugs. Further stating that Brown admitted to arranging for the drugs to be sent to him from a contact in Washington.

A search of Brown’s room revealed a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and three Western Union wire transfer receipts indicating the sell. According to court documents, Brown also admitted that one of the receipts documented a payment to the person in Washington in return for sending the drugs.

He has been charged with importation of a scheduled one controlled substance, conspiracy to import a scheduled one controlled substance, money laundering and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was booked and confined.

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.