Three homes and one vehicle were raided by police on Friday resulting in the arrest of four individuals, the discovery of drugs and explosives.
Guam – Authorities had been investigating the sale and distribution of illegal drugs specifically crystal methamphetamine and marijuana since September 7, 2017, based on information that was provided to the Mandana Drug Task Force. During this time, four individuals were identified, Frank Anthony Babauta, Inas Gerald Tainatongo, Patrick Meno Santiago, and Michelle Tainatongo Santiago.
A search warrant was executed on three separate residences and one vehicle all yielding suspected drugs and/or paraphernalia.
According to court documents, the search began at Babauta’s Agat residence with the discovery of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Authorities say that Babauta admitted to the sale and distribution of ice and identified Patrick Santiago as his source. Further stating that he purchased $1,200 of ice just two days prior. He also stated that his cousin, Inas Tainatongo would also purchase ice for him.
The complaint states that Tainatongo is the brother of Michelle Santiago who is married to Patrick Santiago.
According to court documents Babauta led police officers to Merizo where he pointed out Tainatango’s residence and also the Santiago residence. A search of Tainatango’s home and vehicle not only revealed drugs and paraphernalia but also illegal explosives identified as possible fireworks.
Meanwhile a search of the Santiago residence revealed 1.2 grams of ice and 9 grams of marijuana.
Babauta has been charged with illegal possession of a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver and illegal possession of a scheduled two controlled substance.
Tainatango was charged with illegal possession of a scheduled one controlled substance, illegal possession of a scheduled two substance, and illegal possession of explosives.
Patrick and Michelle Santiago were illegal possession of a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver, illegal possession of a scheduled one substance and illegal possession of a schedule two controlled substance.