Man arrested for drugs; tells police to look for “bigger fish”

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Ryan Alcantara, according to police, was seen dumping a black pouch out of his moving vehicle before he was pulled over.

Guam – A defective rear license plate light led Guam Police Department officers to the discovery of drugs and paraphernalia and the arrest of Ryan Jude Alcantara who told police that they should be looking for “bigger fish.”

According to court documents, GPD officers first noticed a vehicle driven by Alcantara without a working rear license plate light at which time the officers followed and attempted to pull over Alcantara who refused to stop and allegedly threw something out of his car window before slowing to a stop.

The area was searched, and a black pouch was discovered containing a loaded improvised pipe, numerous empty plastic baggies and straws. Alcantara denied ownership of the bag stating “that the item might belong to the people inside the house since they were druggies.”

But when officers asked if he would submit to a urinalysis, Alcantara stated that he would test positive for ice, further admitting to officers that he had a marijuana pipe in his vehicle. Alcantara allegedly told police “that he can’t do time and that the police should be looking for bigger ‘fish’ not him because he is ‘small time.’”

Alcantara was charged with possession of a schedule two controlled substance, eluding a police officer, defective license plate light, and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana.

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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.