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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A repeat drug offender accused of multiple meth and marijuana charges told police he bought drugs from a man named “SPUNKY” for $1,500, because he wanted to start a small family business that would bring in money and help out his family. Anetele’a Iosua, 35, made his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman who received a huge break from the High Court after being convicted of unlawful possession of illegal drugs has again received another huge break after violating her parole. Meriko Lomu was taken into custody last month after she tested positive for...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 45-year-old man has been ordered to serve over 6 years at the Territorial Correctional Facility (TCF) for a drug conviction. Lavea’i Filipo appeared before the High Court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was Assistant Attorney General Laura Garvey, while...
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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. Adam Nikolao made his initial appearance in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 42-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 and 2 laptops, is now charged with unlawful possession of drugs...
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Nuku'alofa, TONGA — Police in Tonga have arrested four people on drugs charges and seized over 40 packs or 20 grammes of methamphetamine as well as cannabis. Over the weekend, two 50-year-old men, a 58-year-old man, and a 21-year-old woman were arrested and all remain in custody, having been...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young woman accused of stealing a rental car and violating local drug laws entered into a plea agreement last week. Julie Uiese, 21, appeared before Chief Justice Michael Kruse for a Change of Plea hearing. Uiese, who is released on a $10,000 surety bond, was initially...
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 Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea has found probable cause to bind over to High Court, the government’s case against Siaopo Feagai, who is expected to enter a ‘not guilty’ plea this morning during arraignment. Feagai, who has a pending case in High Court for a similar...
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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 — A female probationer was arrested and taken into custody two weeks ago. Luisa “ISA” Allan made her initial appearance before District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea and bond is set at $5,000. She is charged with one count each of unlawful possession of methamphetamine; and...

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