Troy Torres arrested following drug raid at Latte Heights residence


Guam – An early morning raid at a home in Latte Heights revealed a familiar face being escorted from the residence and into a police car.

A total of three men and one woman were escorted from the Dededo home this morning, as a result of a drug raid executed by the Mandana Drug Task Force and SWAT.

At this time GPD Spokesperson Sgt Paul Tapao states that no arrests have been made and that the individuals are being questioned as part of an ongoing investigation into suspected drug activity.

Among those individuals brought in for questioning was the former Director of Communications for the Governor’s Office Troy Torres. Torres was most recently employed under Senator Dennis Rodriguez, as a senior policy advisor. But according to the staffing pattern, that term expired on April 13, 2018. Senator Denis Rodriguez confirms that Torres’ contract has not been extended, however no further information was provided.

Meanwhile, according to an article published in the website, the gubernatorial campaign website for Sen. Rodriguez and his running mate David Cruz, entitled “Put a Teacher in Adelup,” Torres’ byline indicates his title as 2018 campaign manager.

This is a developing story. Check back later for more updates.

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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.