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Guilty plea in April meth bust

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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —  A 28-year old man who was accused of unlawful possession of methamphetamine has admitted to the court that on or about Apr. 25, 2018, he had in his possession a glass pipe containing methamphetamine.

Oloaluga Viliamu pled guilty to the charge of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, to wit; methamphetamine, a class D felony, punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to five years, and a fine of up to $5,000, or both.

Upon his guilty plea, Viliamu admited that on Apr. 25, 2018, police found a glass pipe containing methamphetamine inside. Viliamu further admits that not only did he knowingly possess the glass pipe containing methamphetamine inside, but his action was without legal excuse.

Viliamu, who is still in custody unable to post a $5,000 surety bond is scheduled to appear in court on Aug. 23, 2018 for sentencing.

Viliamu is represented by Acting Public Defender Michael White while prosecuting the case is Assistant Attorney General Christy Dunn.

Acting Associate Justice Elvis P. Patea along with Associate Judge Satele Lili’o Satele heard the case.