Detainee at DOC allegedly conceals ‘ice’ in her sports bra

A female detainee at the Department of Corrections in Susupe was allegedly found in possession of 0.8 in gross of methamphetamine or “ice” that she concealed in her sports bra and in a pillow last Sunday.

Shaina Deleon Guerrero Castro, 18, was brought before Superior Court Associate Judge Joseph N. Camacho for bail hearing on illegal possession of a controlled substance charge.

Camacho imposed a $20,000 cash bail and set the preliminary hearing for Feb. 12 at 1:30pm.

According to CNMI Drug Enforcement Task Force officer Maridel T. Camacho, last Sunday at 2:18pm two detainees approached a Corrections officer and informed that another detainee, Castro, disclosed to them that she had an “ice” in her sports bra.

Two Corrections officers then immediately conducted a strip search and cell search where they found a small bag containing white powdery substance in a DOC pillow issued to Castro.

Camacho stated in her report that a narcotics field test confirmed that the substance was presumptive positive with meth.

Camacho said during an interview Castro stated she was arrested last Saturday and was later found in possession of “ice” at DOC.

Castro allegedly confessed she got the “ice” from a man and that she hid it under her sports bra to prevent it from being detected at DOC.

The report did not mention the charges that led to Castro’s arrest last Saturday.

Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a veteran journalist who has covered all news beats in the CNMI. Born in Lilo-an, Cebu City in the Philippines, De la Torre graduated from the University of Santo Tomas with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. He is a recipient of many commendations and awards, including the CNMI Judiciary’s prestigious Justice Award for his over 10 years of reporting on the judiciary’s proceedings and decisions. Contact him at ferdie_delatorre@saipantribune.com

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