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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants — in Iliili and Tafuna in June of last year — has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Konelio Ta’avili, who is out on a $5,000 cash...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two probationers who tested positive for drugs were given a second chance by the court when they appeared for a Disposition Hearing last week. Pelenato Faalelei and Tipasa Lauina were each charged with contempt of court, the charge they later admitted to after receiving...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The 52-year-old taxi driver who was charged with unlawful possession of a glass pipe containing methamphetamine after his vehicle was pulled over by police in May of this year pled guilty in High Court. Farani Talosaga, who has been in custody since his arrest, unable to...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 53-year-old man who is on probation after being convicted of felony drug possession is now back in custody after police allegedly discovered a quantity of illegal drugs in his possession during a traffic stop two weeks ago. Tau Ala is charged with one count of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 28-year-old man convicted of violating the territory’s drug laws was sentenced by the High Court to serve 10 years behind bars, a straight sentence. In delivering his decision against the defendant, Daisy Mareko last Friday, Chief Justice Michael Kruse stated that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man convicted of violating local drug laws was sentenced to 5 years probation by the Court last week. During Filemoni Aleki’s sentencing, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Aleki...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court sentenced a man convicted of violating local drug laws to 5 years probation, after the judge in the case commented that foreigners convicted of drug offenses should be sent back to their countries of origin in order to save local resources. Reupena Ilalio...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — One of the three defendants arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed two search warrants earlier last year in January in Ottoville and Tafuna has entered into a plea agreement with the government. Falaniko Iosua, who has been in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of holding a knife to his ex-girlfriend’s throat in the presence of their young children was arrested by police and is now in custody. While arresting the man, police found 2 small baggies of methamphetamine on him. The defendant made his initial appearance...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man with several bench warrants including a huge amount of traffic fines owed to the court was arrested last week on allegations of unlawful possession of illegal drugs. Philip Onofia made his initial appearance in District Court this week. Onofia is charged with...

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