Two inmates were indicted ten days after KUAM reported the incident back in early April when more than 100 grams of meth was found inside the Department of Corrections prison. 

Richard Espedion and John Boy Duenas are each charged with possession of contraband in prison and possession with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of meth.

The indictments were handed down in the District Court of Guam on April 10.

DepCor Director Fred Bordallo commented on the matter, saying, “I am very proud and happy with the security team we have here that did that shake down and uncovered these drugs.” 

KUAM asked, “How confident are you that this activity isn't still happening under your watch?”

All prisons nationwide have corrections and even when I served in the military prisons there was always contraband. Even the most secure military base is where I worked and in a prison you are going to have contraband found both drugs and illegal weapons,” said Bordallo. “It happens but I am confident with the security force that I have and with the support I'm getting to add more manpower and build up in our security systems especially with camera systems."

Prison records show Duenas is a convicted child molester, while Espedion is a convicted drug dealer.

They've since pleaded not guilty to the charges.

A Trial for the pair is set to begin on June 18 before Chief Judge Frances Tydingco-Gatewood.