Report: Earlier drug bust leads to raid at Torres’ home


Guam – Details surrounding the arrest of former Governor’s Communications Director Troy Torres has surfaced linking him to an alleged drug dealer.
Troy Torres, along with three other individuals, underwent rigorous questioning as a result of the capture of an alleged felon who subsequently led authorities to raid Torres’ Latte Heights home.
Further investigation revealed that individual to be suspected drug dealer Julius Nedlic, who is also tied to a drug bust earlier this week. He was arrested Thursday as court documents show a return of warrant. PNC has learned that Nedlic was providing ice to another individual, according to a report.
Nedlic was busted driving a rental that was registered under Torres’ name when he attempted to evade capture but police eventually apprehended him. In the rental vehicle, police found Torres’ wallet with his driver’s license inside. They also discovered drug paraphernalia with suspected ice and marijuana.
With more prodding, police had enough information to execute the Latte Heights raid. As you may recall Torres was the first to be identified out of the four individuals. Two others in the home were identified as John Salas and Enolagay Aliga. The fourth individual, who was identified to be Torres’ boyfriend, was released.
The Latte Heights raid yielded evidence of illegal drug activity in the home resulting in the trip to Guam Police Department’s Tiyan headquarters.
GPD Spokesperson Sgt. Paul Tapao states that officers seized drug packaging materials with suspected drug residue, a digital scale, numerous heat sealed straws with suspected drug residue and drug paraphernalia. All items were field tested which resulted in presumptive positive for methamphetamine.
Officers also uncovered that Torres has allegedly been involved with the drug ice. While Torres denied being a current user, a report says he did reveal that he had smoked ice in the past. He also didn’t deny knowledge of drug use in his home.
Torres was arrested for illegal possession of a schedule two controlled substance, conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute, permitting a violation and hindering apprehension. Meanwhile, Aliga and Salas were arrested for possession of a schedule two controlled substance.
They were booked and confined.
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.