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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man was arrested on allegations that he sexually abused his girlfriend’s niece. Etimani Alofagia made his initial appearance in District Court last month and bond has been set at $15,000. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of marijuana (pot), an...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 29-year-old man who was released by the court two months ago on his own recognizance under the condition that he remain law abiding and stay alcohol and drug free, is now facing felony drug charges after he was re-arrested last weekend for alleged possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A 48-year-old farmer from Samoa convicted of drug possession has been sentenced to probation and ordered to depart the territory after serving 12 months of his 5-year sentence. Masi Fialata appeared in court last week for sentencing. He was initially charged with...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man who failed to comply with conditions of his 5-year probation has been given another chance. Probationer Felise Motu was arrested last month after he tested positive for Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), an active compound in the locally illegal drug marijuana, during his...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested during a traffic stop last month is now facing felony charges for violating local drug laws. Thirty-six year old, Savelio Williams appeared in court last month for his initial appearance. He is charged with one count of unlawful possession of...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The government has charged a 32-year-old man who has a long criminal history, with unlawful possession of marijuana, public peace disturbance, and attempted burglary, for trying to break into a store in Tafuna. Alema Toia made his initial appearance in District Court...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The man who is accused of giving juveniles marijuana to sell for him has asked the Court to set his case for jury trial. The trial is now set for 2023. Talitiga Malo appeared in court last week for his pretrial conference. He was represented by Assistant Public Defender...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — The driver of a black pick-up truck pulled over by police officers two months ago for failure to stop at a stop sign is now charged with violating local drug laws. The pick-up almost collided with another vehicle. Ben Lokeni, a 40-year old male from Vaitogi, was taken...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man with a long criminal history was taken into custody last month after police picked him up for a public peace disturbance (PPD) in Happy Valley in the Tafuna area. Asovale Opeta, 36, who has previous assault and stealing convictions from 2014, made his initial...
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Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — A man arrested last month after he allegedly stabbed a man with a kitchen knife he had hidden in his back bag, he has also been charged for illegal drugs that police discovered in his possession. Asovale Tala’i made his initial appearance in court last month. He is...

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