Officer From Agat Precinct Placed on Administrative Leave
Guam – A male police officer at the Agat precinct has tested positive for drug use.
PNC news received a tip that an officer assigned to the Agat precinct tested positive for the drug ice or crystal methamphetamine In response to our inquiries GPD public information officer A.J. Balajadia told PNC that on the 24th of October command at the Agat precinct contacted the Chief’s office with concerns about a particular officers behavior. Chief Fred Bordallo then ordered a drug test of that officer and ordered their k-9 unit to sweep both the Agat and Agana precincts. Officer Balajadia says both precincts turned up clean but the officer in question did not. “It turns out that the officer did fail his drug test and tested positive for amphetamines so we are looking at what the options the chief has. The chief has made it very clear that there is no tolerance zero tolerance when it comes to drug use and officers using drugs and so there’s no safe harbor in regards to that with our department,” said Balajadia.
The GPD PIO says an internal affairs investigation is still ongoing into the allegations that the officer was under the influence of ice while on duty.