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Over 100 marijuana plants confiscated in Mangilao

by Jolene Toves

Guam - A 50-year-old man has been arrested on drug charges. His arrest stems from a search warrant executed at six o'clock this morning at a home along East Pulan Court in the Latte Plantation area of Mangilao. GPD spokesperson Officer A.J. Balajadia told KUAM News, "Some officers from the Tamuning-Tumon Precinct received information of a individual that was possibly growing marijuana in the backyard on his property up in the Latte Heights Plantation area."   

Police officers from the Violent Street Crimes Task Force executed the search warrant in collaboration with officers from the Dededo and Tumon Tamuning Precinct. "When the search warrant was served on that residence the officers discovered the plantation of marijuana there. A little over 100 plants were confiscated ranging from about a foot high to over ten feet," said Balajadia.  

According to Balajadia although the plants were grown outside the home .The area was very well hidden by jungle and canopies shielding the plants from view.  He adds that it was not indicated if a search of the home was conducted as part of the warrant executed and states that there was no indication of any other paraphernalia being found.

Balajadia confirmed, "They arrested David Wayne Briggs, 50 years old of Mangilao, and charged him with possession of a Scheduled I Substance, possession of a Scheduled I Substance with the intent to distribute and manufacturing of a controlled substance."

As a result Briggs was booked and confined.

This is the third marijuana bust in a matter of weeks Balajadia attributes this to the public and the tips received that brings to light these criminal activities. 

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