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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man caught with meth and pot was sentenced by the court last week to a term of probation of 5 years after he entered into a plea bargain with the government. The young man, Ripine Aiafi, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was...
Some of the thousands of marijuana plants confiscated in Samoa late last week.
Apia, SAMOA — Police rounded up the biggest drug bust operation in Samoa with about 10,000 marijuana plants, military firearms, methamphetamine utensils and cash seized at Faleatiu. The operation in the deepwoods of Faleatiu Thursday morning saw six suspects being arrested in relation to the bust...
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Apia, SAMOA — A woman who arrived on an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland on the 11th of April 2019 this year and was caught with drugs has submitted a late application through her lawyer for a discharge without conviction. Stephanie Westberg had entered an early guilty plea after marijuana was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man accused of selling marijuana joints at the Fagatogo market last year has pled guilty.  Cops arrested Calvin Paulo Jr. on Nov. 22, 2018 after a vendor at the Fagatogo market informed police about a man selling drugs at a bus stop. Paulo Jr. was initially...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a pending drug case in High Court was arrested last week on similar allegations. Asolelei Tagoa’i, a.k.a. “DAYS”, appeared in District Court last week. He is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of giving marijuana to a minor to sell for him in the beginning of this year has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial — and trial is now set for March 2020. Opetaia Asuni appeared in court last week for his pretrial conference. Assistant...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The alleged fight at a mechanic shop in Tafuna over a stolen vehicle has landed two men in jail, and both appeared in court this week for their initial appearances. Eletise Okesene, 48, is charged with one count of stealing, one count of unlawful possession of marijuana...
American Samoa District Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody last week after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance matter in Tafuna. Isitolo Kolia Jr, 45, made his initial appearance in court yesterday morning. Prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Vaitogi was taken into custody last Friday afternoon, after police executed a search warrant on his home and vehicle, where drugs and paraphernalia were allegedly discovered. Uiluama’a Galea’i, a.k.a. “Ma’a” made his initial appearance before District Court...
American Samoa High Court building
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A signed plea agreement between the government and a man accused of unlawful possession of illegal drugs was rejected by Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last week, when the defendant told the court that he had not possessed any illegal drugs. Faletoi Misiluti, a co-...

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