Drug addict says addiction led him to steal tourist’s purse: police


Guam – As the saying goes, “Meth is a hell of a drug” and in the case of this next individual his addiction allegedly caused him to resort to stealing.

Jose Juan Sanchez Rojas and a man he identified as Dion allegedly devised a plan to get money “feed his addiction,” that plan was allegedly carried out.  Police say he allegedly admitted that he drove Dion to the Tumon area where Dion jumped out of the passenger’s seat and stole a purse from a tourist who was walking.”

This information was brought to light during a search of Rojas’ residence, which according to court documents was being conducted in relation to another case.

In Rojas’ bedroom officers discovered several illicit drug paraphernalia including a plastic straw with crystalline substance suspected to be ice and two small clear plastic resealable bags with crystalline substances suspected to be ice.

Police state that during the search Rojas indicated that “the officers searching his residence are going to find contraband in his room,” and admitted to “owning a glass

The complaint stated that Rojas shared that “he has been trying to quit but has developed an addiction to the drug.”

He was charged with possession of a scheduled two controlled substance.

He was booked and 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.