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DOC intercepts contraband at perimeter fence

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 by Jolene Toves

Guam - Contraband was intercepted Sunday evening after it got stuck on the Department of Correction's perimeter fence. The agency has launched another investigation into contraband that was intercepted by officers after an attempt to throw the items over the facilities perimeter fence was made Sunday evening.

Spokesperson Jeff Limo detailed the event, telling KUAM News, "This is one of many recent discoveries this was found on Sunday evening one of the corrections officers noticed a vehicle approaching the perimeter ground of the Adult Corrections Facility, so he had radioed in and it took a little time to deploy people out to the parking lot the individuals were then able to make it airmail it through the fence area and it got stuck."

The packaged contained two plastic bags of marijuana, two clear plastic baggies of methamphetamine (or Ice) and a roll of snuff.  Limo says the officers made an attempt to stop the vehicle but the vehicle fled, adding, "They didn't get a license plate and if I remember correctly on the report is they didn't have a license plate on the vehicle, so the vehicle was able to exit the DOC compound."

As a result of this incident, Limo says a shakedown was done at the posts in proximity to where the attempt was made but that search was inconclusive. He adds that the investigation is one of many cases they are putting together. "In most cases all of this contraband and narcotics is all in one arena in one circle of people doing these drive by throwovers up at DOC so we have a couple people being pulled in for this investigation so it is looking favorable at this point," he explained.

He says DOC is cracking down on contraband and the officers on duty are being attentive to the surrounding both inside and outside of the compound's perimeter. He cautions friends and family of inmates and detainees to not engage in attempts to smuggle contraband into the facility as it carries steep consequences and will be charged as a felony. 
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