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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Fiti Sunia has dismissed the felony charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, against former Customs Agent Fiatupu Tavai, after the government did not present any witnesses during a preliminary examination on...
The American Samoa Governor has given assurances that everything is being done to solve the case of crystal methamphetamine being found in the LBJ Hospital mail more than a week ago. Lolo Moliga said the discovery illustrated how serious the drug problem was in the territory and he has moved to...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — It took almost 9 hours for the six-member jury to deliberate last Friday before delivering their verdict in the trial of former DPS police officer Okesene Alo. Out of the 11 counts with which Alo was charged, the jury found him guilty of 7 counts. These counts include 3...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has rested in its case against former DPS police officer Okesene Alo and now it's the defense's turn to present their case. Alo is facing multiple charges relating to alleged illegal activities at the Juvenile Detention Center, when he was assigned there....
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — An 18-year-old boy in the government’s case against former DPS police officer Okesene Alo told jurors this week that the meth he ingested — which resulted in him testing positive for drugs — was from inside Alo’s backpack which was inside the Juvenile Detention Center (...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A full-time employee of the American Samoa Department of Education (AS-DOE) who is facing 3 felony drug charges involving meth has asked the High Court to schedule his case for trial. Sonny Tui, who is still in custody unable to post a $40,000 surety bond, appeared in...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Chief Justice Michael Kruse has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Fa’aili Mata’u, who failed to appear in court for a hearing last Friday. Mata’u, who was convicted of unlawful possession of crystal methamphetamine was ordered to appear in court last Friday for a...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The jury trial of the former DPS police officer accused of committing various crimes while assigned to work at the Juvenile Detention Center (JDC) in Tafuna began yesterday in High Court. Okesene Alo, who is still in custody, unable to post a $100,000 surety bond is...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit is investigating the case involving seven packages containing a crystalline substance that were discovered in the LBJ Hospital's mail last week. So far, no person has been arrested or treated as a suspect in this case. Samoa News...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a blue Toyota pick-up in which investigators found a bag that allegedly contained 8g of white crystalline substance and drug paraphernalia was let go; however, the following evening, the passenger —Pio Antonio — was arrested by police and charged after...

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