Man goes fishing, gets busted with 49 small baggies of ice

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Since it was after hours when the defendant was seen fishing, police questioned him, leading to the discovery of the illegal substances.

Guam – What started out as a fishing trip ended up with one man behind bars after authorities snagged him for possession of ice.

According to court documents, Kenneth George Mariano was fishing with another individual along the shoulder of Route 11 close to Hotel Wharf after the Port Authority of Guam already closed.

Because it was after hours, Guam Police Department officers requested identification from the two men, however Mariano was unable to produce an ID.

As a precaution, GPD searched the vehicle, locating a blue bag on the passenger side which allegedly belonged to Mariano. In the bag officers discovered 49 small Ziploc baggies containing ice, two glass pipes with residue, transparent straws containing ice, a quarter inch pipe with residue and a small Ziploc bag with unknown pills inside.

According to police, Mariano admitted to officers that the substances were ice. Mariano was charged with possession of a controlled substance with intent to deliver as a first-degree felony.

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.