The anti-drug operatives of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Regional Office VIII (PDEA-RO8) , Guiuan Municipal Police Station and Eastern Samar CIDG scored anew with the arrest of another drug personality in Guiuan Eastern Samar during a buy-bust operation conducted September 27, 2016 at about 11:45 in the evening at Brgy. Sulangan, Guiuan Eastern Samar.
In a report submitted to PDEA Director General Isidro S. Lapeña, elements of PDEA Regional Office 8 under Director Edgar T. Jubay, Guiuan MPS, and ESCIDG identified the suspect as Ericson Pestanio y Balderian, 38 years old, single, jobless and a resident of 167 Real St., Brgy 50, Tacloban City.
Confiscated during the operation was one (1) pc. heat-sealed transparent plastic sachet containing white crystalline substance suspected to be Methamphetamine Hydrochloride also known as Shabu with an estimated weight of MOL 0.0625 gram and two (2) pcs. sachet containing suspected marijuana.
Pestanio will be facing charges for violations of Section 5 (Sale of Dangerous Drugs) and Section 11 (Possession of Dangerous Drugs), Article 2 of RA 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002).
The suspect is temporarily detained at Guiuan Municipal Police Station Lock-up Facility.