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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Four men have been arrested after armed detectives and police officers of the Department of Public Safety (DPS) Vice and Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at a house on the western side of the island. Three men were arrested at the house while the fourth, who is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of assaulting another man during a drinking session last week is now in custody after police allegedly found 2 small baggies containing illegal drugs and a glass pipe — also containing drugs — in his possession. Nikolao Faapo made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man from Samoa who pled guilty to meth possession is ordered to serve 20 months at the TCF as a condition of his 5-year probation. Lasalo Iakopo appeared in Court last month for sentencing. He has been in custody since his arrest in February 2020, unable to post a $10,...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a blue truck that was pulled over by police late last month for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) is also being charged with unlawful possession of drugs. Ualesi Lavasii made his initial appearance in District Court where he was charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-year-old taxi driver accused of disturbing the peace at a Pago Pago store is now being charged with drug possession after police searched his vehicle and found a glass pipe containing methamphetamine (meth). Thomas Tagiilima, a.k.a Tomasi Tagiilima who is on...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — “How can a person in custody come up positive for methamphetamine?” This is the question Associate Justice Fiti Sunia asked about Fereti Talosaga’s case last week. Talosaga, who is in custody, appeared in High Court last Thursday for a Disposition Hearing for violating...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The passenger of a vehicle pulled over by police last week for a traffic violation was arrested and charged for violating local drug laws. Teddy Taisia Ale made his initial appearance in District Court this week. He is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The female driver of a vehicle pulled over by police last month in Leone for blacked out tail lights is now charged with violating local drug laws.  On Apr. 14, 2021 about 12:00 midnight, a vehicle was pulled over by traffic officers on the Leone public highway due to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Associate Justice Fiti Sunia has ordered the sponsor of a man from Samoa convicted for violating local drug laws to step up and fulfill his responsibility under Immigration local laws by paying the defendant’s $2,000 fine ordered by the Court as a condition of his 5-year...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The sentencing of a man convicted of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth) is continued from last week to this week. Pele Finau, who is out on bond appeared before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia last Thursday for sentencing, however, the court continued sentencing...

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