Hocog to plead guilty in high profile prison contraband case

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Guam – Another individual indicted in the high profile prison contraband conspiracy case intends on taking a plea deal with the government but she must first be drug tested before proceeding.

Roslina Hocog was charged with simple possession of a schedule two controlled substance and destruction of evidence in the case involving 12 individuals implicated in a conspiracy to smuggle drugs into the island’s prison compound.

Of those individuals 6 were Department of Corrections officers, 3 were prison inmates, and the rest were individuals with ties to the inmates.

Hocog was arrested after the investigation led authorities to her home which was then raided.

She was successful in having her case severed from the co-actors as the two charges against her were not for conspiracy to promote major prison contraband.

Because of this, her plea agreement will not require her to testify against the other defendants.

As part of the plea, the government has agreed to dismiss the possession charge. This means that Hocog will only plead guilty to destruction of evidence as a misdemeanor.

While today Hocog was set to enter her guilty plea, Superior Court Judge Anita Sukola ruled that Hocog must first submit to a drug test, as it’s been over a month since she was last tested.

The change of plea is set for December 6th.

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.