Plea agreement reached for man arrested in armed drug raid in Ottoville last year
Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA —
A man who was arrested after armed detectives of the DPS Vice & Narcotics Unit executed a search warrant at his Ottoville home last October has entered into a plea agreement with the government.
Fineaso Brown, who is out on a $5,000 cash bond, appeared in High Court last week for a Change of Plea hearing. He was represented by Ass’t Public Defender Ryan Anderson while prosecuting was Ass’t Attorney General Kristine Soule.
Brown, 35, was originally charged with one count of unlawful possession of methamphetamine (meth), a felony punishable by 5-10 years in jail, and a fine of $5,000-$20,000 or both.
But under a plea agreement with the government, Brown pled guilty to an amended count of unlawful possession of meth. Brown admits that on Oct. 11, 2020 he had in his possession, three small baggies containing meth.
According to the government, on Oct. 11th, several police officers executed a search warrant at the defendant’s Ottoville home where paraphernalia was found in his bedroom.
It was during a body search that two small baggies containing a crystalline substance were found, which, according to Brown, were bought from a man for $50 a piece.
Sentencing is scheduled for next month.