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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court has suspended a period of detention for a 44-year-old man who claimed a package mailed through the Post Office on Oct. 13, 2016 in which crystal methamphetamine was found, and ordered him to attend and complete off-island drug counseling, which is a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The third co-defendant in a case where police raided two homes in Pago in May of this year was re-arrested by police earlier this week, after the government re-filed the case against him. Sio Godinet Jr., one of the three individuals arrested when police executed a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Three men arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants last Thursday appeared in District Court Monday morning. Two were arrested when police executed the search warrant on a vehicle and a home in Petesa, while a...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who has a pending criminal case in High Court for unlawful possession of illegal drugs was arrested again last Friday, after testing positive for methamphetamine. The man, Iosefo N. Sagote will appear in High Court this morning for his initial appearance for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The preliminary examination (PX) for the second defendant from the case where police raided two homes in Pago Pago last May and allegedly found illegal drugs ended last Wednesday, with District Court Judge Fiti Sunia finding probable cause to bind 6 charges over to High...
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Pago Pago, AMAERICAN SAMOA — The 24-year-old man who violated conditions of his 5-year probation 4 days after he was released from jail is now counting his blessings after the court gave him another chance to rebuild his life. Methodist Kuka Mika, a former firefighter, was arrested Dec. 31, 2017 on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who gave methamphetamine to juveniles has been ordered by the High Court to serve a period of detention for 20 months at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF), after he was convicted of unlawful possession of a controlled substance —...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 31-year-old father who was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication waived his rights to a preliminary examination (PX). Lewis Lokeni, who is not new to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “The only option the government has to ensure inmates will no longer have access to illegal drugs, is to order DPS to make sure that the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) and the Juveniles Detention Center (JDC) are drug free.” This was the message from Chief...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Lewis Lokeni, 31, has been arrested and charged with unlawful possession of illegal drugs after his 1-year-old son was admitted to the LBJ Hospital for methamphetamine intoxication. Lokeni, who is not new to the court system, made his initial appearance in District Court...

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