Kīhei Man Arrested for Promoting Controlled Substance at West Maui Skate Park

November 14, 2017, 3:07 PM HST · Updated November 14, 3:08 PM
Nikki Schenfeld · 36 Comments

PC: Maui Police Department

Officers from the Maui Police Department’s Juvenile Crime Prevention Division and Lahaina Patrol Division conducted an undercover drug operation on Thursday, acting upon information received about the sale of illegal drugs at the West Maui Skate Park.

While at the park on Thursday, Nov. 9, officers observed a drug transaction between two adult males around 5:30 p.m.

Police arrested the two males, identified as 24-year-old Wesley Thongtrakul of Kīhei and 23-year-old Chad Kerley of San Diego, CA.

As a result, approximately one ounce of marijuana and $200 in cash was seized.


Thongtrakul was charged with the offense of Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the First Degree and Promoting a Controlled Substance in a Public Park. His total bail was set at $2,000.

Kerley was charged with Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the Second Degree. His bail was set at $200.

Nikki Schenfeld
Nikki joined the Maui Now team in 2016 as a writer/reporter. Originally from Chicago, she has had internships with CBS2 Chicago and Comcast SportsNet Chicago where she had the opportunity to interview some of Chicago's best athletes. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism. She moved to Maui in 2013.

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