Tip leads police to discovery of marijuana plant

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The marijuana plant was in plain view of the residence, according to police.

Guam -A Sinajana man is behind bars after the Mandana Drug Task Force executed a search warrant of his home Monday night where they discovered a marijuana plant in plain view.

Peter Pangelinan Reyes, 39, was arrested after a tip from a concerned citizen alerted the Mandana Drug Task Force to a marijuana plant being grown at his residence on South Gado Lane in Sinajana. The residence is located within a drug free school zone which, by law, prohibits the manufacturing of controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school.

Guam Police Department Spokesperson Officer AJ Balajadia, in a release, stated that officers noted the marijuana plant was in plain view and police subsequently executed a search warrant of the home.

Along with the marijuana plant, officers seized drug paraphernalia containing ice residue. Reyes was arrested for illegal possession of a schedule 1 controlled substance with the intent to manufacture and illegal possession of a schedule 2 controlled substance. He was booked and confined.

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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.