23 Nov 2017

Man in court today after major drugs bust in American Samoa

7:14 pm on 23 November 2017

The main defendant arrested after police drug raids two weeks ago in American Samoa has waived his rights to a preliminary hearing in the District Court.


methamphetamine Photo: 123.rf

Cody Wood of Taputimu is to be arraigned today on charges of unlawful possession of a controlled substance, and unlawful possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute.

He has been remanded on bail of $US200,000 along with co-defendant Lemalie Taisia.

On Thursday, 9 November , the Vice and Narcotics division executed search warrants of a home in Alofau, Cody's home in Taputimu and a taxi which was flagged down on the highway.

The haul from the raids included crystal meth with a street value of up to $US55,000, marijuana valued at up to $US25,000 plus 3 weapons and ammunition.

Police also found more than $US54,000 in cash in the Wood home.