Former PBA player Dorian Peña arrested in buy-bust operation

Former PBA player Dorian Alan Peña was arrested in a buy-bust operation that took place in Merryland Village, Mandaluyong City.

The raid yielded two plastic sachets of methamphetamine hydrochloride (“shabu”) and several drug paraphernalia.

Peña is facing charges for violation of Section 7 (a visitor of a drug den) and Section 15 (use of dangerous drugs) of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act (Republic Act 9165).

Along with Peña, also charged are two other respondents, Ledy Mea Vilchez and Jose Paolo Ampeso.

All three tested positive for drug use.

The 6-foot-6, 39-year old Fil-Am last played for GlobalPort Batang Pier in 2016.

He entered the PBA in 2001 and played for the San Miguel Beermen until 2011. He was traded to the Barako Bull Energy (now Phoenix Fuel Masters) where he spent 1 season before going back to his original team. He was traded back to Barako Bull where he played for 2 more seasons before spending time with Brgy. Ginebra San Miguel and eventually capping off his career with the Batang Pier.

Peña won four championships, made the Mythical 1st team twice, 2nd team once, in a career that lasted 15 seasons. – Mae Villarin