DOC inmate and his sister arrested on drug charges


Some individuals will do anything for family but for one woman, what she did for her brother has landed her in jail.
Guam – Julie Salas Gines Balajadia is the sister of DOC Inmate Peter John Gines. According to Acting GPD Spokesperson Paul Tapao, Balajadia was wanted for questiong by the Mandana Drug Task Force in reference to an ongoing investigation into the illegal promotion of prison contraband at the Mangilao prison facility involving former DOC officer Shane Cruz.

But it wasn’t until Balajadia had visited her brother Peter in jail that they were able to meet with her. During that meeting GPD officers discovered 1.5 grams of methamphetamine and marijuana in her possession. Balajadia was taken into custody and interviewed.

According to Tapao she stated that she received a call from her brother who gave her instructions to meet to pick up drugs for future attempts of smuggling contraband into DOC.

She was arrested for promoting major prison contraband, illegal possession of a scheduled one controlled substance, illegal possession of a schedule two controlled substance and possession with the intent to distribute a scheduled two controlled substance. She was booked and confined.

Her brother, Peter Gines, was also arrested for conspiracy and promoting major prison contraband. He was booked and re-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.