Traffic stop leads to recovery of stolen gun

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A traffic stop in Dededo has led to over five grams of methamphetamine and a stolen gun to be taken off the streets.

Daniel Thomas Sanchez was pulled over by police for speeding on Monday, but it was quickly discovered that that he had no driver’s license and did not own the vehicle prompting a search.

Police discovered drug paraphernalia, over five grams of methamphetamine and a gun with 15 rounds of ammunition in a bag. While he claimed ownership of the drugs and the bag police say he denied ownership of the firearm.

The gun police recovered was reported stolen last August.

According to court documents at the time of his arrest, Sanchez was already on probation for another felony case.

He was charged with possession of a scheduled two controlled substance with intent to deliver, possession of a concealed firearm among other charges.

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.