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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested last month after police found 5 hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in his vehicle during a routine traffic stop —  he was observed not wearing a seatbelt. Rodney Savea, who is on probation for a drug conviction 4 years ago made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who entered into a plea agreement in a drug case has been ordered to depart the territory and remain outside of its borders for the duration of his 5-year probation sentence. Tanielu Vaimili appeared in High Court last week for sentencing. Vaimili, who has been in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Tafuna who, along with a co-defendant broke into a store in Tafuna and stole about $1,000 worth of goods — none of which was recovered — was ordered by the court last week to pay restitution of $1,000 to the store, after he serves 28 months at the Territorial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested for violating conditions of his 5-year probation after testing positive for THC, an active compound in marijuana, was released from custody two weeks ago after the court decided not to revoke his probation but to modify it. Kome Lupe appeared in court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of giving marijuana to a minor to sell for him at the beginning of this year has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial. Ualesi Asuni appeared in court last week for his pretrial conference. Defense attorney told the court that they have...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of giving marijuana to a minor to sell for him at the beginning of this year has asked the High Court to set his case for jury trial — and trial is now set for March 2024. Falani Opetaia appeared in court last week for his pretrial conference. The defense...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Probationer Eveni Lotu was arrested two months ago after he tested positive for marijuana. Lotu appeared in court last month for a preliminary hearing, where he admitted...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Samuel Utaga, 42, a taxi driver from Samoa, pled out last week on a drug charge. He was initially charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana, a felony punishable by 5-10 years in jail, and a fine between $5,000-$20,000, or both. But under a plea agreement...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of selling hand rolled marijuana cigarettes to two men last year has entered into a plea agreement. Faamanatu Alesana, 38, of Tafuna appeared in court last week for his change of plea hearing. Alesana, a farmer, was initially charged with unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested a week ago last Friday — a month after police found a glass pipe containing white crystalline substance along with two hand rolled marijuana cigarettes inside his vehicle during a routine traffic stop —  he was observed speeding on a public road....

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