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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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March 06, 2020

Maui Man Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Possession

Ikaika Reinhardt, 38, was sentenced in federal court on Thursday for the receipt of firearms while under indictment, and possession of firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
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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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May 10, 2019

Meth Recovered During Search of Nāpili Home

Maui police recovered drugs and counterfeit money during a search on Tuesday of a Nāpili home where suspected drug activity was reported.
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April 27, 2019

Police Search Haʻikū Home, Man Arrested on Drug Charges

Benjamin Inciong, 47, of Haʻikū was arrested and charged after police searched the home and recovered crystal methamphetamine...
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April 18, 2019

Meth Recovered in Wailuku Vehicle Search

Lorden Cooper and Jamen Sugahara were charged and bail set at $81,000 each.
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January 04, 2019

Workforce Drug Test Study: Cocaine Use, Synthetic Urine Detection Up

Diagnostic Laboratory Services: Year-end workforce drug tests show marijuana up and amphetamines down; but all categories showed increases in the fourth quarter
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August 17, 2018

Man Sentenced to 7 Years, 4 Months for Fireworks and Meth Charges

A former ʻEwa Beach resident was sentenced to 88 months in prison for possession of display fireworks, and for possession w/intent to distribute methamphetamine
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December 01, 2017

Hawai‘i Opioid Initiative Action Plan Unveiled

The plan is designed to sustain a system-wide, coordinated and proactive response to not only opioids, but also methamphetamine and other prevalent drugs.
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April 05, 2017

Early 2017 Trends: Meth Use Slowing

Tests show that crystal meth is trending down and the use of synthetic urine to mask drug use in tests is trending up.
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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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July 13, 2015

California Man Found Guilty of Attempted Meth Trafficking on Kauaʻi

Roman Gabriel Contreras, 44, of Ontario, Calif., was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute. Evidence presented at trial found that he flew to Līhue from LAX with three plastic containers which held almost three pounds of pure meth.
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October 18, 2010

Maui Police confiscate $86,000 in Crystal Meth during Pukalani Drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui Police have arrested a Pukalani man on drug charges after searching a vehicle and his home last week.  Tracy Ibara, 46, was arrested on Tuesday, October 12 when police executed a search warrant on a Ford Ranger pickup truck he was operating. Authorities confiscated 287 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice... Read more »
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October 14, 2010

3 arrests made and $661,000 worth of ice and cocaine recovered in Haiku drug bust

By Wendy Osher Maui police arrested three people and recovered more than 2,000 grams (4.6 pounds) of crystal methamphetamine worth an estimated street value of more than $627,000 during a drug bust in Haiku last week.  Police executed a search warrant on a Haiku home at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010.  There, they arrested... Read more »
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August 04, 2010

Three people arrested in Hawaii Island meth bust

Big Island police arrested three people during a meth bust early Monday morning.  Puna police recovered 52 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice, approximately $1,800 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, a digital scale and re-sealable plastic bags, during a search of a vehicle on Pahoa Village Road.  30-year-old Joshua Kaahu of Honolulu... Read more »
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