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Arrest Made in Maui Meth Trafficking Investigation

Chester Mahuna (left) and Garrick Kanae (right). Photos courtesy Maui Police Department. [1]

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 arrestedĀ 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.