29 Apr 2006

An American Samoan man faces drug charges

11:48 am on 29 April 2006

34 year-old Panama Pio Sagote of Leone has been charged with one count of crystal methamphetamine as a result of a drug raid by police on Wednesday.

Court filings say police found a pill container in his trousers which had thirteen small plastic bags of white crystalline susbstances in each of them.

The discovery was made during a search on the defendant outside a Hardware store in Malaeimi.

Inside his vehicle, police found a glass pipe usually used for smoking.

Polcie also executed a search warrant of Mr Sagote's home in Leone in which a clear plastic bag containing white powder residue was found.

A leather pistol holster and an air rifle were also found.