Crime Statistics

Kaua‘i Drug Sweep Nets 12 Arrests, Councilmember Brun Arrested

Listen to this Article
1 minute
Loading Audio... Article will play after ad...
Playing in :00

Arthur Brun. PC:

Kaua‘i Councilmember Arthur Brun is among a dozen defendants arrested and charged following an islandwide drug bust.

“The suspects under indictment today were identified as part of a major drug trafficking organization that has been supplying a significant amount of methamphetamine throughout the community,” said Chief of Police Todd G. Raybuck in a statement.

“They now face felony charges under a federal indictment for conspiring to distribute methamphetamine and other crimes,” said Chief Raybuck.


The Kaua‘i Police Department initiated a narcotics investigation and worked in conjunction with federal agencies to carry out the arrests. According to KPD, the investigation expanded to identify a drug trafficking organization that was responsible for selling large quantities of methamphetamine on Kaua‘i.

Due to the size and scope of the investigation, KPD partnered with a number of federal law enforcement partners – the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; Homeland Security Investigations; the US Attorney’s Office for the District of Hawai‘i; the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the US Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force; and the US Postal Inspection Service Team.

Kaua‘i police, along with their federal partners, have been working together on this long-term investigation to establish and identify the island’s major players in promoting and distributing narcotics.


A press conference regarding today’s event will be held at 8 a.m. Friday at KPD headquarters in Līhu‘e.

Those participating in the press event will include: US Attorney Kenji M. Price, Kaua‘i Police Department Chief Todd Raybuck, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Jonathan Blais (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives) and Acting Special Agent in Charge Lucia Cabral-Dearmas (Homeland Security Investigations).

Sponsored Content

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Stay in-the-know with daily or weekly
headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Make the most of your Maui vacation with these top-rated activities: Maui Top 20: Maui Visitor & Tourism Information


This comments section is a public community forum for the purpose of free expression. Although Maui Now encourages respectful communication only, some content may be considered offensive. Please view at your own discretion. View Comments