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Arrest Made in Maui Meth Trafficking Investigation

August 28, 2014, 8:17 AM HST
* Updated August 28, 9:36 AM
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Chester Mahuna (left) and Garrick Kanae (right). Photos courtesy Maui Police Department.

Chester Mahuna (left) and Garrick Kanae (right). Photos courtesy Maui Police Department.

By Wendy Osher

Maui police arrested two Waiehu men on bench warrants following a drug investigation by the Department’s Crime Reduction Unit.

Maui police say Chester Mahuna, 59, was arrested and charged with: first degree methamphetamine trafficking; second and third degree promotion of a dangerous drug; first and second degree promotion of a detrimental drug; fourth degree promotion of a harmful drug; and three counts of prohibited acts relating to drug paraphernalia.

Garrick Kanae, 53, was arrested for alleged violations relating to a gun permit, third degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and prohibited acts relating to drug paraphernalia, according to Maui police.

Mahuna was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail; and Kanae’s bail was set at $50,000.

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