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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The High Court yesterday morning moved forward with the sentencing of a young man convicted of violating local drug laws, despite the fact that the defendant departed the territory last month. Faletoi Misiluti, a co-defendant in a case where police raided a house in...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The female driver of a black truck that was stopped by police last week told investigators that the black bag they found in the vehicle — allegedly containing a huge amount of a white crystalline substance and paraphernalia — does not belong to her. Mavis Fiatupu of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — Two cases against two men accused of violating local drug laws are now in High Court, after District Court Judge Elvis P. Patea found probable cause, following a preliminary examination (PX) last week for each man. Samatua Logoai is charged with one count of unlawful...
Schuster with her lawyer Treena Atoa
Apia, SAMOA — A mother of four in Samoa has been given until January to arrange care for her children before being sentenced for drug offences. Christina Schuster, 42, was found guilty yesterday of possession of marijuana for the purpose of sale. Her husband, who pleaded guilty to the same charges...
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  Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man charged with conspiracy to commit stealing - a felony - is scheduled for a jury trial Jan. 19, 2020. During a status hearing last week before Associate Justice Fiti Sunia, attorneys from both sides confirmed that they are prepared for Tala’i Alesana’s jury trial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A young man caught with meth and pot was sentenced by the court last week to a term of probation of 5 years after he entered into a plea bargain with the government. The young man, Ripine Aiafi, appeared in court last week for sentencing. Prosecuting the case was...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of disturbing the public peace at his residence in Tafeta — being loud and throwing empty beer bottles at his neighbor’s yard — is now facing multiple charges, including meth possession. Manly Hosea, 25, made his initial appearance in court this week. He’s...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man accused of selling hand rolled marijuana cigarettes to two men last year has entered into a plea agreement. Faamanu Alesana, 32, of Tafuna appeared in court last week for a pretrial conference but pled out instead. Alesana, a farmer, was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —A young man with several bench warrants including a large sum of traffic fines owed to the court was arrested last week on allegations of unlawful drug possession. Filisi Auelua made his initial appearance in District Court last week and bail is set at $5,000 cash. He is...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 24-year-old man is being accused of drug possession and for allegedly trying to break into a Malaeimi store. Joseph Foma’i Jr. made his initial appearance in District Court last week, represented by Assistant Public Defender Bob Stuart while prosecuting the case is...

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