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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A father of five convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs was released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) last week for 90 days to seek and secure gainful employment. If Alema Siaosi is unable to secure gainful employment, the court ordered him to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle pulled over by police two weeks ago for a traffic violation was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. The government alleges that on Nov. 13th, 2020 about 10:21p.m, two police officers patrolling the Iliili public highway pulled over...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with two prior convictions over a decade ago is back in court again on a new allegation that he stole his girlfriend’s vehicle. When pulled over by patrol officers last month, the suspect, Matthew Tamati told officers the vehicle belonged to him not his girlfriend...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 50-year-old man, who was pulled over for a traffic violation, is being criminally charged, after police allegedly found illegal drugs in his possession. When Tipena Leota appeared in court two weeks ago for a traffic citation, he was ordered to return to court on the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested last week on the allegation that they damaged a store in the Tafuna area and assaulted employees. When police searched one of the two men, illegal drugs were found inside his pocket. Brian Vailoa, 24, and Utagaloloto Fata, 25, made their initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle pulled over by police during a traffic stop is now facing felony charges after police allegedly discovered illegal drugs in his possession. The driver, Misitama West, made his initial appearance before Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A passenger in a vehicle stopped for a traffic violation, who was taken in for questioning and later released from the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) when the 48- hour detention period expired‚ was arrested by police last month and is now charged with violating...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man from Vaitogi is now in custody on the allegation that he dragged his girlfriend inside a vehicle and assaulted her, in July of 2019. Faamanu Ualesi, the defendant in this case, was arrested when he became involved in a Public Peace Disturbance (PPD). It...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of violating local drug laws was arrested and made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago. THE CASE On Nov. 3, 2020 around 2p.m, DPS Vice and Narcotics unit received information from the TPS regarding a glass pipe containing white crystalline...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man during a drinking session last week is now in custody after police allegedly found two small baggies containing illegal drugs and a glass pipe — also containing drugs — in his possession. Chris Nikolao made his initial appearance...

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