DOC Officer intercepts contraband thrown over fence

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The Department of Corrections (DOC) successfully thwarted an attempt to smuggle contraband into the prison facility.

Guam – On Saturday, a DOC officer assigned to the domes, heard a thud on the roof of Post 29.

According to Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, the Corrections officer discovered a package which was thrown over the fence and two inmates in the general area. The two inmates were transferred to Post 6 where they are awaiting further disposition.

A shakedown of Post 4 was conducted revealing a glass pipe with residue, a lighter, pills and an unauthorized AM/FM. Radio.

“We are a 24/7, 365 operation and remain vigilant in contraband interdiction all hours of the day and night. We are gathering more information and reviewing surveillance cameras as well,” says Baltazar.

The package has since been turned over to GPD’s Mandana Drug Task Force.

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.