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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...
Chief Justice Michael Kruse
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...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who failed to keep his promise that he would never use drugs anymore was back in High Court yesterday morning, after he was arrested this past Monday on a bench warrant issued by the court last month after he failed to appear twice. Fa’aili Mata'u, a.k.a ‘Whistle...
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...

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