Contraband discovered near DOC Van parked outside Erica’s House


Authorities are seeking information regarding a package containing contraband found near the running board of a DOC transport van on Saturday while at Erica’s House.

Guam – Over the weekend Guam Police Department’s Mandana Drug Task Force responded to Erica’s House in Tiyan where a report of a suspicious packages was made.

According to GPD Spokesperson AJ Balajadia, the package was discovered outside the passenger side of a Department of Corrections transport van near the running board.

Authorities indicate that the package was covered with duct tape and contained two cell phones and tobacco.

Balajadia says that the transport van was at Erica’s House transporting a prisoner who was visiting with his children as per a court order.

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.