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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who was found sleeping at a bus stop in Tafuna last week is facing drug charges, after police allegedly found drugs and paraphernalia on him, when they went wake him up. Douglas Silipa, a.k.a. “Douky” is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a vehicle that was pulled over during a traffic stop last week is now in custody after police allegedly found drugs in the vehicle. Tuli Savea made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is charged with unlawful possession of methamphetamine...
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Apia, SAMOA — The Samoa Police Service continue their pursuit to keep Samoa free of illegal substances and criminal activity with six arrests made over the weekend at Faatoia. Responding to questions from Samoa Global News, Police Commissioner Su’a Fuiavailiili Egon Keil confirmed that guns and...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man caught with meth and pot was sentenced last week to 5 years probation. Matthew Onofia has been in custody since his arrest last year. He was initially charged in two separate cases: unlawful possession of methamphetamine in the first case and unlawful...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to bind the case against Wayne Talaleu to High Court, following a preliminary examination last week. The defense had argued that no drugs were found on Talaleu but Judge Patea said it’s clear from the evidence that...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — During the sentencing of a man from Samoa convicted of violating local drug laws, the court said the only option in cases like this, is to send the culprits back to their countries, to save local resources. Mataese Aleki, a citizen of Samoa, was in custody for over 12...
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man accused of drug possession told police he bought drugs from “LE FILIFILI” — from a man named CHIKO for $2000 using his savings from his GI bill benefits, because he wanted to start a music career, and starting a drug operation would bring in more money to...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause to bind over to the High Court, the case against Carlos Tolentino, who appeared yesterday morning for a preliminary examination (PX). Tolentino is charged with one count of unlawful possession methamphetamine; one...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of burglarizing a home in Kokoland last month has been arrested and is now in custody, with bail set at $15,000. Uini Saolotoga Jr made his initial appearance in District Court last week. He is represented by Assistant Public Defender Bob Stuart, while...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 37-year-old man who was picked up pursuant to an arrest warrant from the court, on the allegation that he unlawfully entered the home of another family and stole several items including three big fine mats, is now being charged with unlawful possession of drugs. The...

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