Two more arrests in ongoing DOC prison contraband investigation

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Police have made two more arrests tied to an ongoing prison contraband case involving the Department of Corrections.

The details of the arrests are not disclosed in the release from the Guam Police Department announcing the arrests of 31-year old Davina Rae Aguon and 55-year old Francisco Pangelinan Garrido Jr.

Police Spokesman Sgt. Paul Tapao says the arrests were made as part of an ongoing prison contraband case being investigated by GPD’s Special investigation section.

Earlier this week Mike Gumataotao, a DOC Officer, was caught with methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia concealed in a bottle of lotion.

Police say while he admitted to owning the bag the lotion was found in, he denied knowing the contents of the bottle.

On pre-trial release, Gumataotao is facing drug possession and conspiracy charges related to prison contraband.

A second DOC officer was also arrested for contraband, namely, tobacco products. He was not named but was booked and then released.

Both officers were placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the internal investigation.

Meanwhile, Aguon was charged with the following:
-Promoting Major Prison Contraband
-Conspiracy
-Criminal Facilitation
– Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance
– Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance With the Intent to Deliver – Unlawful Influence
– Giving Gratuities and
– Obstruction of Government Functions

Garrido was also arrested for the following offenses:
– Conspiracy
– Promoting Major Prison Contraband
– Criminal Facilitation
– Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance
– Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance with the Intent to Deliver and
– Obstruction of Government Functions

Both were booked and confined at DOC.

The offenses in this case are similar to the charges in the 2017 prison contraband bust involving 6 DOC officers, including the head of internal affairs Jeff Limo, who plead guilty to official misconduct.

The 2017 case entailed the DOC officers smuggling contraband into the Mangilao prison compound in exchange for money. The case named a total of 13 individuals involved in the smuggling ring.

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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.