Meth Recovered in Wailuku Vehicle Search

April 18, 2019, 4:13 PM HST · Updated April 19, 6:06 AM
Wendy Osher · 6 Comments
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Lorden Cooper and Jamen Sugahara

Maui police recovered nearly 430 grams of crystal methamphetamine during a vehicle search in Wailuku on Tuesday, April 17, 2019.

Police executed the search warrants on a vehicle in the parking lot of 1063 Lower Main Street.

In addition to the meth, police also recovered 1.04 grams of marijuana and more than $7,800 in cash.

As a result three individuals were arrested.

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Lorden Cooper, 35, and Jamen Sugahara, 39, were charged with various drug offenses and were being held in lieu of $81,000 bail each.  Jannel Demello Orta, 35, was released pending further investigation.

All three were arrested on suspicion of: first degree promotion of a dangerous drug, third degree promotion of a dangerous drug, third degree promotion of a detrimental drug, promoting a controlled substance near a park and criminal conspiracy.

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served nearly 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.

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