5 arrested while engaging in pot session in separate lodging inns in La Union

Published July 15, 2018, 7:38 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Erwin Beleo

SAN FERNANDO CITY, La Union – Five persons were arrested by the authorities while engaging in a pot session inside a separate lodging inns at barangays Pagudpud and Catbangen of this city on Sunday.


Supt. John Guiagui, San Fernando’s city police chief, identified two suspects arrested in Wil-Jan Inn at Barangay Pagudpud and these were Mark Angelo N. Zambrano, 21, single, employed as construction driver, Allan Pascual, 18, single, construction worker both residents of Barangay Taboc, San Juan, La Union.

Other three suspects arrested in Jasmine Lodge at Barangay Catbangen and these were John Jabonete, 31, a lending collector, Ronnie Ver Gaba, 35, a chef cook, and Jonathan Ornido, 20, a student. They were residents of barangays San Francisco and Santiago Norte, of San Fernando City, La Union respectively, while the student is from Barangay Taboc, San Juan, La Union.

Investigation showed that authorities from San Fernando City reported these establishments have alleged suspicious smell inside their premises.

The city police coordinated to Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct a raid on the said two lodging establishments.

Seized from these suspects are 5 pieces sachets of alleged shabu, 6 strips of aluminum foil with residues, 1 piece sachet marijuana fruiting tops, 2 pieces of improvised tooter, and several drug paraphernalia.

Authorities are conducting investigations on the drug suppliers of these men who were arrested for violating Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act or Republic Act 9165

All suspects are now in the custody of San Fernando City police station for proper disposition.