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Stash found in trash - 5 lbs of cocaine at Mr. Rubbishman facility

Posted: Jul 11, 2018 2:14 PM Updated:

"Drugs are trash", but it seems someone may have taken the expression literally. GPD's Mandana Drug Task Force responded to the Mr. Rubbishman facility in Harmon after a suspicious package was discovered by its employees.

It was a stash found in the trash. A package containing over 5 pounds of cocaine was discovered by employees at the Guahan Waste Control better known as Mr. Rubbishman transfer plant in Harmon.

GWC Chairman Phil Flores says the discovery was made on Tuesday after a truck had returned from its route and released the contents onto the station's tipping floor. "The truck will actually tip off all of its trash onto the floor and we go through that to make sure there are no items that are banned going to the landfill: wood, construction debris, tires, that kind of stuff," he stated.

"As we were going through it, we found a white powdery substance that looked very suspicious."

On Tuesday afternoon, GPD activated its Mandana Drug Task Force where officers conducted a drug field test on the package. The items tested positive for cocaine. "Every once in a while, we find something that's a little out of the usual - radioactive material which normally has to do something with medical waste, but this one is the first time we've ever found drugs coming in," he shared.

About 95% of waste that goes to the Layon Landfill in Inarajan is first processed through the Mr. Rubbishman facility. And its officials believe that it's likely that the drugs had been picked up in one of the trash bins emptied earlier that day.

"The trucks will go by no matter which company it is or the government's truck and they'll pick up trash and put in their packer. It goes into the back of the truck and it's pushed, it's packed. So it must have been somebody's garbage," said Flores.

At this time, Guahan Waste Control does not suspect any of its employees. Currently, GPD's Mandana Drug Task Force is investigating the source of the drugs.

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