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Kona man sentenced to 155 months for methamphetamine

MEDIA RELEASE Senior U.S. District Judge Alan C. Kay has sentenced Kali Lotoaiki Laulea, 33, of Kailua-Kona, to 155 months’ imprisonment for three counts of methamphetamine distribution. A federal jury found Laulea guilty of the three charges in August after a five-day trial. Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said the […]

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Two arrested for meth in Hawi

MEDIA RELEASE A Hawi man and woman are in police custody on drug charges after police served a search warrant at their house. On Tuesday (Sept. 3), officers from the Area II Vice Section, along with Community Policing officers and North Kohala Patrol officers, served a search warrant on a home on Hiwahiwa Street. They […]

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Pair arrested in Pepeekeo drug raid

MEDIA RELEASE A man and a woman were arrested Thursday (Aug. 22) when vice officers served a search warrant on their home in Pepeekeo. During execution of a narcotics search warrant Thursday morning on Kaapepa Street, officers recovered 35.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with paraphernalia associated with its distribution. Police also recovered a 2006 […]

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Traffic stop leads to drug arrests

MEDIA RELEASE Two men and a woman have been charged with drug offenses following a traffic stop in North Kohala. Patrol officers stopped the car in Kapaau on Thursday (Aug. 21) because of a seat belt violation. During the stop, it was determined that the vehicle had been reported stolen. Police also determined that the […]

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Kona man convicted of federal drug offenses

MEDIA RELEASE A federal jury has found Uiki Teaupa, 42, of Kona, guilty of two drug conspiracy and distribution offenses involving more than 50 grams of methamphetamine, according to the FBI. Teaupa will face a sentence of at least 10 years, and up to life imprisonment, when he is sentenced July 8 by U.S. District […]

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Kona man convicted of methamphetamine trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE County Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi announces that John Albert Wagner Jr. has been convicted of methamphetamine trafficking in the first degree and two counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. On Sept. 13, 2012, a jury returned a verdict of guilty as charged in this case. Sentencing in this matter is scheduled […]

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Hilo man sentenced for drug trafficking

Hilo man sentenced for drug trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE John Kaua, 40, of Hilo, was sentenced Wednesday to 10 year in prison for second degree attempted methamphetamine trafficking, according to Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi. Judge Greg K. Nakamura handed down the 10-year sentence after Kaua pleaded guilty. Police stopped Kaua on Nov. 18 for failing to stop at a traffic light at […]

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Drug distributor sentenced to prison

Drug distributor sentenced to prison

MEDIA RELEASE Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi has announced that on Feb. 1, David Chong Fook Leong, Jr., a 35-year-old resident of Mountain View, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the offense of attempted promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. On Feb. 2, 2010, members […]

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Borreta, 87, sentenced for meth charge

Borreta, 87, sentenced for meth charge

MEDIA RELEASE Judge Glenn S. Hara has sentenced Rodrigo F. Borreta, Sr., 87, of Puna, to five years in prison for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. On Dec. 23, 2010, Hawaii police officers served a search warrant on Borreta’s residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park and recovered from his residence 3.7 grams of […]

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Hawaii leads nation in workforce meth use

Hawaii leads nation in workforce meth use

MEDIA RELEASE Quest Diagnostics, Inc. has issued its annual report on U.S. worker drug use, the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index. The study includes its first state-by-state analysis of methamphetamine positives, based on more than 4.5 million urine specimens collected from the general U.S. workforce from January-December 2010, revealing that several Western and Midwestern states […]

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The Kona Community Policing Section of the Hawai'i Police Department is holding two Neighborhood Watch meetings — one for North Kona and one for South Kona — for "active coordinators" and for persons interested in forming or joining a Neighborhood Watch. Both coordinators meetings will be approximately one hour long and will be followed by a methamphetamine presentation by a guest speaker.

Two Neighborhood Watch meetings coming up for Kona

The Kona Community Policing Section of the Hawai’i Police Department is holding two Neighborhood Watch meetings — one for North Kona and one for South Kona — for “active coordinators” and for persons interested in forming or joining a Neighborhood Watch. Both coordinators meetings will be approximately one hour long and will be followed by […]

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Pepeekeo man charge with meth trafficking

Pepeekeo man charge with meth trafficking

MEDIA RELEASE Hawai’i Police Department officers arrested a 44 year-old Pepe‘ekeo man in connection with methamphetamine trafficking in Keaau in the afternoon hours of May 12, 2009. Carlito Castillo was arrested by Ice Task Force officers after a search warrant led to the recovery of 3.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine from his person when contacted at […]

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