- Associated Press - Friday, August 18, 2017

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) - The leadership at Guam’s Roman Catholic Church is protesting plans by one of its schools to proceed with a concert by singer Yvonne Elliman-Alexander after she was arrested in the U.S. territory and charged with drug possession.

The Pacific Daily News reported (https://bit.ly/2xaXZG2 ) Friday that the Archdiocese of Agana regrets that the Mount Carmel Alumni Foundation still plans to stage the show.

The archdiocese said a performer who had just been arrested for possession of drugs should not participate in an event sponsored by a Catholic school.

Mike Phillips, who is chairman of the alumni foundation and Elliman-Alexander’s lawyer, said the school and foundation respect the archdiocese’s position, but don’t want to miss out on money that will benefit students.

Elliman-Alexander and her husband Allen Alexander were arrested Tuesday at the Guam airport after dogs sniffed out methamphetamine and marijuana in their bags.



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