Masked man and the gang arrested for drug possession

(PNC file photo)

Guam – A suspicious individual wearing a gas mask, with his three friends in tow, inside a Tamuning game room drew police attention. Subsequent inspections found them in possession of controlled subscription drugs.

The masked man Juan Tomas Balanon and his friends Allen James Roberto, Brandon Rufus Chandler and Daniel Suk Degracia, showed behaviors that warranted a pat down, police said.

Court documents said Roberto “continuously concealed his hands in his pockets, even after police asked Roberto to take his hands out of his pockets.”

Officers also observed that Chandler had a black metal baton sticking out of his pocket.

Officers said Roberto was found in possession of a plastic straw containing a white powdery substance and a black case containing 16 green pills.

Roberto told police that he received them from Balanon. Police identified the pills as Xanax, a schedule 4 controlled substance.

On Chandler, police discovered an orange medication bottle also containing Xanax, Chandler admitted that the prescription was not his but instead “Jeremy Arbes”

In Degracia’s pocket police found a plastic straw with a white powdery substance containing Xanax.  Balanon was found in possession of a multitool and black pouch containing an ice pipe.

Police say that Balanon admitted to smoking methamphetamine from the glass pipe. Roberto, Chandler and Degracia were charged with  possession of a scheduled four controlled substance while Balanon was charged with possession of a scheduled 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.