House arrest lifted for man accused in prescription drug bust

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The co-defendants in this case are also implicated in the Tumon Sands Rolex heist.

Guam – Six men arrested in connection with the Tumon Sands Rolex heist and the largest prescription drug bust on island appeared in court today for further proceedings.

Three of the men, Jay Gaza, Brian Parkinson, and Jesus Calma have pleaded guilty, leaving Lucas Rebanal, Vince Benito and Kyle Pablo to stand trial for their roles in the alleged Rolex heist, various other thefts and the prescription drug raid.

Rebenal’s home was raided following the arrest of Benito for the Rolex heist, Benito indicated he was getting ice, Xanax and Percocet from Rebanal for the past six months. According to court documents, two thousand pills of methylphenidate hydrochloride, also known as Ritalin, another 3,200 pills of clonazepam, or Klonopin and another 1,200 pills of diazepam, or Valium, were found at Rebanal’s Dededo home.

Since his arrest Rebanal has been detained on house arrest, today Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez lifted the order citing that Rebanal has been complying with his pre-trial release conditions.

Meanwhile Chief Prosecutor James Collins indicated to the court that further pleas are anticipated.

The next court date is scheduled for February 7, 2018.

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.