The Los Baños Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested Glen Nocum and Anidem Medina in Brgy. San Antonio, Los Baños, Laguna on September 11 during the conduct of operation against illegal drugs . Nocum, a 22 year old service crew, and Medina, a 23 year old laborer, both from Purok 3, Brgy. San Antonio, were caught having a pot session at the residence of William Greso (aka Wences).
Prior to the operation, PCI Andres O. Simbajon Jr., Officer in Charge, received a text message from one barangay official of Brgy. San Antonio informing him that a pot session is on-going at Greso’s residence. The police officers were able to confiscate one strip of aluminum foil and three small transparent plastic sachets, all with white crystalline substance. Recovered substances were brought to the region crime laboratory at Camp Vicente Lim, Canlubang, Laguna for laboratory examination.
Nocum and Medina, on the other hand, were subjected to drug test and medical examination prior to inquest proceedings.
The recovered substances were found to contain Methamphetamine hydrochloride (shabu) while the two suspects tested positive for the banned substance.
The suspects were criminally charged before the Provincial Prosecutors Office in Calamba City while Greso, who was able to escape from apprehending officers and is still at large, is subject for preliminary investigation. Nocum and Medina are now detained at the Los Baños PNP’s detention cell while waiting for their commitment order and transfer to Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP)-Los Baños. (With reports from PNP Los Baños)