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Apia, SAMOA — A Samoan man has been sentenced to a year in prison for stealing 46 marijuana plants from a police station evidence holding room. Police say Pa'uvi Limu used a hammer to break a window to get into the room before walking out the front door. An officer saw Pa'uvi walk out and thought...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the co-defendants in the 2018 Pago Pago raid whereby police confiscated a huge quantity of drugs, paraphernalia, and cash, is going to jail. Lyon Grey was sentenced to serve 10 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF). Prosecutor, Doug Lowe told the...
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Apia, SAMOA — A youth who appeared in Court this past week charged  with escaping from Olomanu centre last December has been blamed for cultivating marijuana inside the jouvenile detention centre. A detainee escaped from Olomanu juvenile detention centre, went straight to Faleolo Police post and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two men were arrested and later charged with drug possession when police went looking for a suspect in an alleged rape case. Filipo Farani and Kueva Lilo made their initial appearances in District Court this week. They waived their rights to a preliminary hearing and the...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a 29-year-old man with unlawful possession of marijuana, public peace disturbance, and attempted burglary, for trying to break into a store in Tafuna. Falaula Faapoi made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A former Customs agent, Teni Luamanu, accused of violating local drug laws has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Luamanu, who is out on a $5,000 surety bond, appeared in High Court this week for a Change of Plea (COP) hearing. He was represented by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was arrested for disturbing the public peace and later found with illegal drugs has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Fiatele Wilson appeared in court this week for a pretrial conference; however, when his case was called, defense attorney,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a vehicle that was pulled over last week for a traffic violation is now charged with drug possession. The driver was also arrested per an active arrest warrant from the DPS Vice and Narcotics Unit for a Sept. 2009 matter whereby drugs were found in his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On the night of Dec. 28, 2019, two cops observed John Tagai Jr., 20, spill a bag of Bongos on the ground after he and another male were pulled over at the Sobriety Checkpoint for an open container in the vehicle. Tagai Jr was the passenger. (Samoa News is withholding the...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was stopped for speeding, found not to have a driver’s license, and when apprehended, allegedly punched and kicked a cop and resisted arrest, had further bad luck when the vehicle he was driving was searched and illegal drugs, a firearm, live ammunition, and...

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