Couple arrested on separate drug-related charges

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Franklin and Dannail Fernandez have been arrested on drug-related charges after a meth-filled package led authorities to them.
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A married couple is behind bars on drug-related charges after a meth-filled package led authorities to them, but court documents are a bit unclear as to the timeline of events as the couple is charged separately in two cases involving two encounters with authorities which appears to have occurred on the same day.

The investigation began in August when a package filled with 137 grams of methamphetamine was intercepted by U.S. postal agents at the Barrigada post office according to a magistrate complaint filed against Franklin Fernandez.

The package was sent from Arizona by a man named Anthony Cruz who Franklin says is his brother-in-law.

When authorities intercepted the package they sprayed it with clue spray and tracked the package to two homes.

Although the declaration does not indicate when authorities executed the controlled delivery of the package, it does say it was initially accepted by a man named Brian Beem who took the package to another Talofofo home.

Once there, authorities say that they were alerted to the package being opened and discovered Franklin and Dannail Fernandez with clue spray on their hands.

The complaint, however, only charges Franklin stating that “on or about November 21st,” he committed the offenses of importation of a schedule two controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver and possession.

Dannail was not charged in this case but a separate magistrate complaint indicates that on the same day Franklin was charged, they were also pulled over by members of the Guam Customs Enforcement Team and USPIS who said the couple was the subject of a narcotics-related investigation.

The complaint does not indicate if the “pull over” was done before the controlled delivery. However, authorities say that the investigation led them to discover a glass pipe with methamphetamine residue inside Dannail’s purse, adding that Dannail admitted to smoking meth earlier that day.

Franklin was not charged in this case. Dannail, however, was charged with possession of a scheduled two controlled substances.

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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.