Traffic stop leads to drug bust

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(Photo courtesy DOC)

The Guam Police Department seized nearly 12 grams of methamphetamine during a traffic stop early Saturday morning.

Police pulled over Zeroes Jabidando Viva as he was driving along North Luisa Street in Tumon.

According to court documents, a search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of a black pouch tucked underneath the front passenger seat.

While Viva consented to the search, police say he denied ownership of the pouch which contained the meth, a digital scale, a large plastic straw sealed on one end and other meth paraphernalia.

As Viva was transported to Dededo Precinct, officers say he received a text message  with the notification banner asking Viva if “he had half a zip.”

According to authorities, a “zip” is the street term for an ounce of methamphetamine.

Along with the drugs, police also seized Viva’s phone and personal belongings which included $1,784.00, largely in hundred dollar bills.

He was charged in the Superior Court of Guam with possession with the intent to deliver a scheduled two controlled substance as a 1st-degree felony and possession of a schedule two controlled substance as a 3rd-degree felony.

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.