Inmate convicted in prison contraband case will have more time added to his sentence


Guam – Already serving a 45 year sentence, an inmate will now have to do additional time behind bars for his role in promoting major prison contraband.

If you do the crime you must do the time, that was the judgment offered by Superior Court Judge Vernon Perez who sentenced Raymond Torres Tedtaotao this morning.

Tedtaotao is already serving 45 years in prison for the 2013 Nimitz Hill home invasion.

He will now have to serve three more years, with credit for time served following a conviction for his role in the promotion of major prison contraband.

During a shakedown at the Department of Corrections (D.O.C) in Mangilao, Tedtaotao was discovered with a couple of make shift pipes with methamphetamine residue hidden in his prison cell.

Judge Perez, acknowledge that D.O.C. had taken administrative action against Tedtaotao following the discovery, notwithstanding this, the judge agreed with the government in that criminal consequences must be handed down to ensure that other inmates do not engage in the promotion of prison contraband.

The sentence was ordered to run consecutively with a year credit to be applied this means that Tedtaotao will have an additional two years added to his 45-year sentence.

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.