Falepule Mata'utia face drug charges
A woman in her late 30s was charged following a Post Office drug bust. Falepuel Mata'utia is facing drug charges of unlawful possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and illegal possession of marijuana.
Falepule is released on bail of $15,000, with her preliminary examination scheduled for next Friday afternoon.
According to court filings, Customs notified the Vice and Narcotics Unit concerning a parcel containing 497 rolled marijuana joints and a CDB vape pre-loaded with cannabidiol-containing e-juice.
It's alleged the defendant's sister claimed the package, and during an inspection, when the Custom Agents opened the box, a strong odor of cannabis came from the pack.
The woman then contacted the defendant to go to the Customs Office.
The package was addressed to Baby Mata'utia, which the sister claimed is her other name, sent by Falepule. The parcel contained snack bars, Ziploc bags containing coffee grains, and small taped brown bags.
The small brown bags contained numerous joints with a strong odor of cannabis that circulated throughout the room. Each snack bar wrapper had a different amount of joints inside.
The sister told Police that she did not know anything about the package. The women were then escorted to the Police headquarters, where the defendant refused to make a statement to the Police.