Contraband discovered in Maximum Security Unit at DOC


Guam – An unknown white substance was discovered during a shakedown at the Department of Corrections on Monday.

The substance described as white and powdery was discovered during a shakedown of Post 7, the temporary maximum security unit at the Department of Corrections.

DOC Director Tony Lamorena states that the unknown substance was hidden in a water cooler in the common area of the unit and was about a gram it the size of a quarter.

He shares that the substance was turned over to GPD for testing and declined to state whether it was methamphetamine or cocaine.

Lamorena states that a further shakedown of Post 7 did not reveal any other contraband.

Because of this he says there is a possibility that it was hidden there prior to the maximum security inmates moving into the unit and was not found until Monday evening.

The case is under investigation.

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.