Drug dealer busted in controlled buy


Guam – An alleged drug dealer with a substantial amount of ice was duped by one of his customers who was actually an informant for police.

Michael Rodriguez Cepeda of Yona was identified by multiple informants as an ice dealer but the investigation did not lead authorities to his door until a year later.

According to the court complaint, information from the investigation led officers to an informant who, for the past year, was purchasing about five to 10 grams of ice from another individual once or twice a week. That individual later became an informant for local authorities.

It was then that Cepeda showed up on GPD’s radar. Court documents state that one of the informants conducted a controlled call to Cepeda and purchased 28 grams of ice.

A search warrant was executed on Cepeda’s home yielding the discovery of drug paraphernalia and digital scales, however Cepeda was not present at the time of the raid.

It wasn’t until yesterday that Cepeda showed up at GPD’s Tiyan headquarters, but he declined to provide law enforcement with information regarding his role in the selling or distribution of methamphetamine.

He was charged with possession of a schedule two controlled substance and possession with intent to deliver. 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.