DOC prisoner found with contraband; may face additional charges

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A prisoner at the Department of a corrections Mangilao facility may face additional charges following the discovery of contraband.

An unannounced search of a cell in Post 5 at the DOC Mangilao compound last night resulted in the discovery of a cellphone and charger.

DOC’s Special Operations Response Team, or SORT, carried out the search of the level one detainee unit, and according to DOC Major Antone Aguon, the items were found on a detainee’s person.

The identity of the detainee has not been disclosed.

The items confiscated have been turned over to the Guam Police Department for further investigation. Aguon says that the detainee will face internal disciplinary charges and has since been moved to Post 6, the maximum security unit in which prisoners detained in the unit are only authorized an hour outside of their cells a day.

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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.