Package found over weekend by DOC


DOC has been conducting shakedowns on a daily basis.

Guam – A package thrown over the Department of Corrections fence on Sunday contained a crystal like substance, cigarettes, lighters and a pipe.

Despite the Department of Corrections efforts to crack down on contraband entering the prison facility through daily shakedowns, stricter visitor policies and increased interdiction resources, attempts to smuggle prohibited items continue.

According to Deputy Director Kate Baltazar, DOC officers discovered another package that was thrown over the fence on Sunday. The package was found behind Post 25 dome housing unit and contained lighters, a pack of cigarettes, chewing tobacco and a pipe.

Baltazar adds, “there was a crystal like substance found I am not sure if that has been tested yet so I am not sure if it was actually crystal methamphetamine I cant confirm that.”

Baltazar says that the Department is noticing that the amount of contraband intercepted is decreasing which is a clear indication that although attempts continue DOC’s efforts are paying off.

According to Director Tony Lamorena, they are hoping to install three more cameras at the facility to help with their interdiction efforts.


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.