Church officials oppose show by singer facing drug charges
Aug. 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 (http://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.