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Officer tests positive for drugs...and he's not alone

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KUAM News has learned that an officer at the Department of Corrections has tested positive for drugs - but apparently he's not the only one with questionable results. Earlier this month Corrections Officer Eugene Sunega was arrested, caught bringing in drugs to the Mangilao Compound as he was reporting for duty.

Shortly after that arrest, annual drug tests were conducted for all personnel at the agency - and the results are in. "A couple of weeks ago we had conducted a 100% urinalysis testing up here, that's to include security and civilian personnel," noted DepCor spokesman Jeff Limo. "It wasn't until late Friday that one of the results came back that one of the corrections officers had tested positive." According to Limo the unnamed corrections officer was placed on 20 days of administrative leave pending an Internal Affairs investigation. But the officer testing positive aren't the only results management may have concerns with, as we've also learned that several other officers will have to be retested as their results came back inconclusive. Additionally, DOC is waiting for the results of inmates and detainees that were also tested for drugs.   

"The director has made it very clear that this will not be tolerated at all, and appropriate actions will be taken," Limo added.

And as DepCor battles this war on drugs, they're constantly warding off infiltration. As we first reported last week a hole was discovered in a perimeter fence on the backside of the domes in Mangilao, after further investigation they also discovered a trail that was carved in the jungle area leading investigators to believe it was being used to funnel in drugs. "We discovered a four-foot hole in the back a couple days ago we had our personnel guys in charge of the exterior seal it up. So the institution is still in lock down status," he said.   

The hole was discovered Wednesday night at 10:30pm after the next shift of officers came on duty and did their routine perimeter checks. Interviews are still being conducted by investigators.

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