Man arrested for drugs says he’s been smoking ‘meth’ since he was nine

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Gil Taitingfong Santos

A man arrested for drug possession told police that he has been smoking “ice” since he was nine years old.

Police noticed Gil Taitingfong Santos after he parked his motorcycle inside a bus stop in Maite.

When officers approached him about the bike, they said Santos became agitated and they noticed a bulge under his left arm.

Concerned, they asked him whether he was concealing anything. Santos told them he was on probation and fled on foot.

Once he was captured by police, they searched him and confiscated meth and an improvised glass pipe.

Police told Santos he was being arrested for drug possession…to which he replied that they were “for personal use”… and that he has been smoking meth since he was nine years old.

Santos was booked and confined on the charge of possession of a schedule two controlled substance.

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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.