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September 04, 2020

$4 Million In New Federal Funds To Help Hawai‘i Respond to Meth Crisis, Opioid Misuse

The state of Hawai‘i will receive more than $4 million in new federal funding to help respond to methamphetamine and opioid misuse. In 2016, Hawai‘i had 6.8 meth-related deaths per 100,000 residents — three times the national rate.
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January 23, 2020

Maui Man Sentenced to 46 Months for Possession of Stolen Firearms

A Maui man was sentenced to three years and 10 months in prison and three years of supervised release, after pleading guilty to possession of stolen firearms, according to the Justice Department officials.
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July 03, 2019

Popularity of Synthetic Urine to Mask Drug Use Continues

For the second quarter in a row, more synthetic urine is being submitted by people trying to cheat the workplace drug testing system.
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September 17, 2018

Ask the Mayor: What’s Being Done About Drugs and Homeless on Front Street?

Why is nothing being done about homeless and drug deals right on Front Street across from the old Hard Rock?
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December 09, 2016

Investigation: Large Shipment of Illegal Drugs Destined for Kona

Police on Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, recovered approximately six pounds of suspected crystal methamphetamine from a package intended for the Kona side of Hawaiʻi Island.
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October 29, 2011

Today is Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Today, Saturday, October 29, you can dispose of unused, unwanted, or expired medications at a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day collection site.
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September 22, 2011

Prescription Drug Take-Back, October 29

Proper disposal, authorities say, helps reduce the risk of prescription drugs being used inappropriately, and reduces the risk of the drugs entering a human water supply and potentially harming aquatic life.
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April 06, 2011

Maui Police Take Back Unused, Expired Meds

The Maui Police Department will collect unused or expired medication for safe and anonymous disposal.
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March 26, 2010

It’s A-Bout Time! Roller Derby on the Valley Isle

The Maui Roller Girls proudly present their first official Roller Derby Bout on Maui!  The event begins at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 27th at the Central Maui Boys and girls Outdoor Basketball Courts on Kanaloa Avenue in Kahului. The bout features MRG’s Crazy 808’s and the Garden Island Renegade Rollerz of Kauai. Flat Track Roller... Read more »
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October 27, 2009

Halloween in Lahaina Among Topics Raised at MPD Town Hall Meeting

By Wendy Osher Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta spoke with residents of Lahaina Wednesday night in latest of a series of Town Hall meetings, which has so far drawn the strongest showing with more than 30 people in attendance. “I can show statistics that the crime is dropping; I can show them all the good... Read more »
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October 26, 2009

Maui Police Chief Hosts West Maui Town Hall Meeting Tonight 10/26/09

The Maui Police Department hosts a Town Hall Meeting in West Maui tonight (Monday, October 26, 2009).  The meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Lahaina Civic Center and will be hosted by Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Deputy Chief Clayton Tom.  The meeting is open to the public and is a... Read more »
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September 30, 2009

Maui Police Town Hall Meetings Begin

The Maui Police Department will host the first in a series of Town Hall meetings tonight in Pukalani to address problems in the community and the direction of the new administration.  Tonight’s meeting runs from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center in Pukalani. Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta and Deputy... Read more »
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January 06, 2009

COUPLE SENTENCED TO 32 YEARS IN JAIL FOR METH TRAFFICKING

A Las Vegas couple was sentenced yesterday on drug charges involving distribution to Hawaii.  31-year-old Benjamin Acuna and 25-year-old Anabel Valenzuela were sentenced to 32 years in prison on meth trafficking and related money laundering offenses.  U.S. Attorney Ed Kubo said Acuna and Valenzuela were leaders of a large drug trafficking organization which shipped thousands... Read more »
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