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GWA employee charged with possession of meth

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A DRUG sweep at the Guam Waterworks Authority last week led to the arrest of 35-year-old Jesse Joseph Wusstig Cruz, who was allegedly found with a glass pipe containing methamphetamine, or “ice,” residue in his locker.

Last Friday, officers from the Guam Police Department and Guam Customs and Quarantine K-9 Unit conducted a “coordinated drug sweep” of GWA’s official vehicle parking lot and the supply warehouse at the request of GWA, Superior Court of Guam documents state.

During the drug sweep at the storekeeper warehouse office, a K-9 detector dog alerted officials to a locked personnel locker, which, according to GWA’s general manager, was assigned to Cruz.

After confirming the locker was his, Cruz authorized officers to open it.

“Officers opened the locker and discovered a pouch containing one modified glass pipe with suspected ‘ice’ residue,” court documents stated. “Officers conducted a field test on the residue, which resulted in a presumptive positive for methamphetamines.”

After waiving his Miranda Rights, Cruz acknowledged the glass pipe belonged to him.

Cruz was charged yesterday in Superior Court with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance as a third-degree felony.

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