Drug ring busted following traffic stop by DOA Conservation officers

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Guam – Drug, guns and a stash of cash, were uncovered by authorities who assisted conservation officers in making a traffic stop.

Authorities were in for a treat when they got a call from Department of Agriculture conservation officers in need of assistance with a traffic stop in the Marbo Cave area.

According to GPD Spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao, David Cepeda Torres was discovered with 7 ounces of methamphetamine, and over 18-thousand dollars in cash and firearms.

His arrest led to the arrest of six other individuals under two search warrants carried out by GPD’s Manadna Drug Task Force and the Drug enforcement Administration.

Police say, the first warrant was executed on a home in Mongmong, where they encountered Kevin James Camacho, Jason Camacho, Quitigua, Jeffery Cepeda Camacho, and Justin Vincent Camacho. The four men were at the home when officers discovered methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia and guns.

According to Tapao a second raid was conducted on a home in Agana Heights. The raid yielded 4.4 ounces of methamphetamine, 14 grams of cocaine, 30 grams of marijuana, and over 15-thousand dollars in cash.

At the Agana Heights home police came upon Cynthia Leon Guerrero Paulino who provided GPD with information about drug proceeds contained within a local bank safety deposit box. Police say when they executed a search warrant on the box, 510-thousand dollars in cash and other assets were discovered.

All of the individuals were arrested on the following offenses:

  • David Cepeda Torres//39-year-old//male//Chamorro from
    Mangilao.
  • Kevin James Camacho//31-year-old//male//Chamorro for Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II
  • Jason Camacho Quitgua//42-year-old//male//Chamorro for Possession of a Controlled Substance
  • Jeffery Cepeda Camacho//51-year-old//male//Chamorro for Possession of a Firearm without a Valid
    Identification
  • Justin Vincent Camacho//33-year-old//male//Chamorro for Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II.
  • Cynthia Leon Guerrero Paulino//44-year-old//female//Chamorro for Possession
    of a Controlled Substance Schedule II/with the intent to Distribute; Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule II/with the Intent to Distribute; Illegal Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I.

They were all 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.