Traffic stop leads to drugs and guns bust

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Guam – It appears that living life on the fast lane wasn’t the only thing a motorist was doing when he got pulled over for speeding.

What started off as a traffic stop for speeding ended up with a suspected drug dealer being locked up behind bars.

According to court documents, Ramon Meneses was traveling 60 mph in Tamuning when he caught the attention of traffic patrol. When officers approached the vehicle, they not only noticed that Meneses had bloodshot eyes but they also got a wiff of marijuana emanating from the vehicle. Police said Meneses gave consent to search the vehicle and also handed over marjiuana to the officers.

But that was not the only drug he allegedly had in his possession. Police said they discovered, LSD tabs and MDMA pills, along with 165 grams of methamphetamine and 42 grams of marijuana inside the vehicle.

In addition to the drugs officers said they found  a semi-automatic handgun between the driver’s seat and the center console as well as a bag containing $3,500 in cash on the passenger’s seat.

The traffic stop led to a search warrant being executed on Meneses’ home, where police recovered two additional firearms, methamphetamine paraphernalia, packaging material and more marijuana. Court documents state that inside the home a locked safe contained  a large bag of methamphetamine. More meths were found in a hidden compartment in one of the walls.

Police said they seized a total of 5.27 pounds of meth and 837 grams of marijuana from the residence.

Police indicate that Meneses has been the subject of investigation since March 2018 at which time a raid on his previous home  uncovered marijuana and meth related drug paraphernalia.

He has been charged with possession of a scheduled one controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver and possession of a firearm without an firearms identification card.

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.