Drugs found on inmate receiving dialysis treatment


A woman attempted to smuggle contraband into the Department of Corrections through an inmate receiving dialysis treatment.
Guam – On Saturday, an inmate on dialysis received more than just treatment when an unknown woman was seen approaching the inmate.

According to DOC Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, a DOC Corrections officer was retrieving an inmate’s wheelchair when he noticed a woman approach the inmate during the dialysis treatment.

This suspicious encounter led the officer to search the inmate, during the search two rolled items suspected to be marijuana and a small plastic bag with suspected ice were discovered.

The identity of the inmate has not been released as of news time.

SOURCEJolene Toves
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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.