ALFONSO LISTA, Ifugao – A 35-year old man was arrested by combined police operatives and anti-narcotics agents after having found in his possession suspected illegal drugs and assorted drug paraphernalia during the implementation of a search warrant inside his residence at Pinto, here, Friday.
Senior Superintendent Constancio Chinayog, Jr., officer-in-charge of the Ifugao Provincial Police Office, identified the arrested drug suspect as John Pagatpatan Rivera, 35, married, and a resident of Purok 3, Pinto, Alfonso Lista, Ifugao.
Confiscated from his possession by virtue of a search warrant issued by Judge Rufus G. Malecdan, Jr. of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 15 in Alfonso Lista were team were able to seized two heat sealed transparent plastic sachet believed to be Methamphetamine Hydrochloride commonly known as shabu, one piece crumpled aluminum foil and one yellow-orange lighter found inside a Dura box in his bed room.
The arrested individual and the confiscated pieces of evidence were brought to the Alfonso Lista Municipal Police Station for documentation and awaiting the filing of the appropriate charges against him before the provincial prosecutor’s office.
By Dexter A. See