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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 26-year-old man who was released by the court two months ago on his own recognizance under the condition that he remain law abiding and stay alcohol and drug free, is now facing felony drug charges after he was re-arrested two weeks ago for alleged possession of...
Just say no to marijuana
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of selling hand rolled marijuana cigarettes to two men last year has entered into a plea agreement. Alfred Taumaoe, 35, of Tafuna appeared in court last week for a pretrial conference but pled out instead. Taumaoe, a carpenter, was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 35-year-old man from Tafeta is now in custody after he was arrested last month in a traffic stop. Apelu Lavea’i was taken into custody and held for 48 hours after police allegedly discovered a quantity of illegal drugs, drug paraphernalia, live ammunition and cash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who is on probation for stealing and burglary is now in custody when police allegedly found illegal drugs inside his vehicle during a traffic stop last month. Talavani Ualesi made his initial appearance in court last month. He is charged with one count of unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with an outstanding arrest warrant was taken into custody last week after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance (PPD) matter in Tafuna. Naseri Opetaia, 40, who has a previous assault conviction from 2013. made his initial appearance in court last...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man is being charged with unlawful possession of drugs and for allegedly trying to break into a store in Nu’uuli. Vincent Tapeni made his initial appearance in court two weeks ago. Tapeni, 29, is charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, and second...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 47-year-old man who is on probation for a drug conviction was arrested by police three weeks ago on the allegation that he unlawfully entered a house and assaulted his wife in front of her boyfriend. However, when police apprehended the defendant, drugs were allegedly...
detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics / K-9 Units at the Pago Pago International Airport
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Live marijuana plants and weapons were found when a team of about 15 police detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics/ K-9 Units executed two search warrants for illegal drugs and weapons in Ofu, Manu’a. The warrants were to search residences, properties and the person...
The MV Pago Pago at the Fagatogo wharf
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — DPS Vice & Narcotics detectives are still investigating an incident where over 200 hand rolled marijuana joints were discovered on the MV Pago Pago when it sailed from Manu’a to Pago Pago last Thursday night. One week prior to this incident, a man was arrested by...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man arrested for attempted stealing and burglary is now charged with violating local drug laws after police discovered a glass pipe containing methamphetamine and two hand rolled marijuana cigarettes in his possession. Several police officers responded to a call...

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