15 Aug 2017

Angel dust seized at American Samoa airport

7:47 pm on 15 August 2017

A Chinese woman has been charged with drug possession in American Samoa after customs agents found two bottles of pills containing the controlled substance Phencyclidine, commonly known as PCP or angel dust.

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The pills were found at Pago Pago airport in luggage belonging Wen Ting Chen, who was returning from Apia on July the 10th.

Detective John Seumanutafa told the District Court in Pago Pago that tests at LBJ Hospital showed the pills were a mixture of PCP and another illegal drug.

He said the defendant did not have a prescription for the pills and that she had told him they were purchased online for weight loss purposes.

The court found probable cause that a crime had been committed and bound Chen's case over to the High court.