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Vehicle ID fraud lands man in lockup

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 by Krystal Paco

Guam - 37-year-old Leo Cruz Santiago was arrested and charged for possession of a controlled substance and fraudulent vehicle identification.

According to court documents, Santiago was pulled over in Tamuning when police observed his car didn't have a front license plate. During the pull over, officers observed Santiago was acting suspicious and had a cylindrical object protruding from his pocket which he identified as his pipe.

In the pipe, officers found residue that appeared to be methamphetamine in addition to plastic baggies with more suspected crystalmeth, $930 in cash, and a digital scale and scissors among other drug paraphernalia.

Santiago admitted he used drugs, but denied selling ice. He reportedly told officers he had been smoking since 1996 on a weekly basis. He admitted that the extra baggies in the car where used to help him "budget" his consumption and that he kept a scale to avoid being "shorted" when he purchased "ice."

Santiago was booked and confined.
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