Wednesday, 08 March 2017

GPD officer, Wife arrested on drug charges

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The Mandana Drug Task Force conducted the raid. 

Guam - A Guam Police officer and his spouse has been arrested for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after officers conducted a raid on the couples Chalan Pago residence.

According to a magistrates report, Renee Cruz had been using and dealing drugs out of the couples residence for about two to three years. According to police, Renee was interviewed and stated that her husband, Manuel, a Guam Police Department officer, had no knowledge of her drug activities. A magistrate report states that Manuel met Renee several years prior while Manuel was transporting Renee after she was arrested for methamphetamine. Manuel then told police that he had begun to notice signs of Renee using and dealing methamphetamine. Manuel then began to search the couples vehicle and house only to find drug paraphernalia. Manuel told police that he discarded the paraphernalia into a trash can. 

According to GPD Public Information Officer Capt. Kim Santos, the investigation into Perez and his spouse was ongoing. Manuel Perez was arrested for illegal possession of a schedule II controlled substance, Destruction of Evidence, Guilt Established by Complicity and Criminal Facilitation. Renee Perez was arrested for Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance, Illegal Possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute. Both were booked and confined. 

Renee Perez is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to deliver as a first degree felony, and possession of a schedule II controlled substance as a 3rd degree felony. Manuel Perez is charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance as a 3rd degree felony, hindering apprehension, obstructing apprehension and official misconduct all as misdemeanors. 

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