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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Opioid Settlement: How will Hawaii Waste $78M?
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 616 Views :: Drugs

... The funding is part of nationwide settlements totaling $26 billion to resolve lawsuits against the three largest drug distributors and one of the largest drug manufacturers ....

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Friday, July 29, 2022
Kiddie Porn: Federal Court Hands Down 10 Year Sentence
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 1045 Views :: Police, Drugs

... he also supplied her with drugs and alcohol ....

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Friday, July 15, 2022
Convicted Felon Sentenced to 80 Months in Prison for Firearm Possession During Drug Crime
By News Release @ 4:29 PM :: 945 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... on August 21, 2018, HPD officers approached Schwab—a convicted felon with an outstanding state parole retake warrant—at a gas station ....

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Monday, June 27, 2022
Marijuana Dispensary Oligopoly Enforcers: Drug Raid on Pinky's Hempire
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 963 Views :: Drugs

... Levels of THC in edibles at Waikiki stores more potent than those sold at dispensaries ....

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Thursday, June 16, 2022
Four Big Island Residents Sentenced to Federal Prison for Methamphetamine Trafficking
By News Release @ 12:00 PM :: 929 Views :: Hawaii County , Drugs

... Gouveia was previously sentenced by the Court in 2005 to ten years imprisonment for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Cocaine News Update: Is Council District 2 Reserved for Crime Families?
By Andrew Walden @ 11:41 PM :: 5535 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

... Council Dist 2: Makua Rothman vs convicted cocaine dealer Chad Tsuneyoshi ....

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Feds Bust Gambling, Drug Ring Operating on Maui, Oahu
By News Release @ 1:08 PM :: 834 Views :: Gambling, Drugs

... once again the Feds doing the job the State won't do ....

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Friday, May 27, 2022
Former Kauai County Council Member Sentenced to 20 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 4:24 AM :: 937 Views :: Kauai County, Drugs

... Brun, who was indicted with 11 other defendants on drug trafficking offenses, an assault on a federal law enforcement officer, witness tampering, evidence tampering, and firearm offenses, pled guilty to ten of those charges ....

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022
TRO Against New Police Chief’s son places him in UH Professor's spare bedroom
By Andrew Walden @ 9:56 PM :: 5011 Views :: Police, Drugs

... Logan said he planned to talk to Vanic about making him his third-in-command as a deputy chief ....

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Mental Health Workers Strike Kaiser Hawaii Facilities
By News Release @ 6:11 AM :: 1686 Views :: Health Care, Labor, Drugs

... Clinicians schedule statewide strike starting May 18 to force changes at HMO that serves 260,000 Hawaii residents ....

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Study: 67% of Hawaii 'Work-from-Home' Employees Drinking on the Job
By News Release @ 4:03 AM :: 1019 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Residents of Hawaii are most likely to drink at home during working hours, while Arkansans are least likely ....

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Friday, May 6, 2022
Hawaii 2nd Lowest Drug Abuse in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 12:30 PM :: 809 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Drug Use by State: 2022’s Problem Areas ....

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Thursday, April 21, 2022
Jury Convicts Katherine Kealoha's Drug-Dealing Brother
By News Release @ 4:42 AM :: 1315 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Ethics, Drugs

... Federal Jury Convicts Big Island Pain Doctor Rudolph B. Puana of Conspiracy and Distribution of Oxycodone and Fentanyl ....

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Obtains Divorce -- After Trying to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 14475 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

... the only declared Hawaii Republican gubernatorial candidate to previously hold elected office has divorced her cocaine-dealer husband ....

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Friday, March 4, 2022
Tourists Evacuated: Drugged-out Homeless Zombies Torch Hotel After DLNR Cuts Security
By News Release @ 8:15 PM :: 2022 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

"...An interim security contract at the property lapsed at the end of December 2021.  DLNR continues to explore cost-effective options for further securing the property...." -- DLNR

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Wednesday, March 2, 2022
DoH Revises Admin Rules for Marijuana and Hemp
By News Release @ 11:02 PM :: 1186 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

... As of January 31, 2022, a statewide total of 33,951 in-state patients and 2,748 caregivers were registered statewide. The primary reported condition for registered adult patients is 'severe pain'. The primary reported conditions for children under 18 years of age are 'seizures' and 'severe pain' ....

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Tuesday, February 22, 2022
Cocaine News: Heidi Tsuneyoshi declares candidacy for Governor--as Republican
By News Release @ 7:00 PM :: 3790 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Office of Elections, Politicians, Drugs

... Heidi's husband, Chad Tsuneyoshi, is a federal ex-con convicted for his part in a 1000kg cocaine ring ....

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Tuesday, February 8, 2022
Maui Fentanyl Dealer Gets 15 Years
By News Release @ 3:54 AM :: 1634 Views :: Maui County, Drugs

... the four lbs of fentanyl was being transported to Dayton, Ohio on December 10, 2014 by a drug trafficking organization operating on Maui and in Northern California ....

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Saturday, January 22, 2022
Free Needles for Addicts: Hawaii Grade B for Hepatitis Elimination
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 2396 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

... Free needles.  Lots of free needles ....

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Thursday, December 16, 2021
Fatal Drug Overdoses on the Rise in Hawaii
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1223 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

... There were an estimated 268 fatal overdoses in Hawaii over the 12 months ending in April 2021, compared to 252 over the same period the year prior ....

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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Honolulu Council Employee Guilty of Smuggling Heroin
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 2338 Views :: Honolulu County, Drugs

... Arlene-Anela Kekoolani, 30, of Honolulu, Hawaii, pleaded guilty today to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute heroin ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
Fentanyl: 21-Time Loser Faces Federal Justice
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 1335 Views :: Drugs

... Indictment Returned After Investigation Involving Seizure of 16.4 Kilograms of Methamphetamine, 3.14 Kilograms of Pills Containing Fentanyl, $400,000 in Cash ....

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Friday, October 8, 2021
18 years for 26 lbs of Meth: Federal Sentence for Former Hokulea Crew Member
By News Release @ 4:54 PM :: 1295 Views :: Drugs

... Judge Otake described Kapoi’s conduct as “injecting poison” into communities that lack the resources to deal with methamphetamine addictions ....

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Monday, September 20, 2021
Life Sentence? State Releases Criminal to his Mommy -- then Feds Take Over
By News Release @ 5:40 PM :: 1828 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... In 2020 Wilson was already out on the street after his 2019 sentencing to '10 years' in the State case ....

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Sunday, July 18, 2021
Miske News: Union Boss Gets Greedy -- Almost Pays Price in Blood
By Andrew Walden @ 7:44 PM :: 4989 Views :: Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... Akau said the problem involved hiring for jobs on the docks, and that removing Victim 12 “would help the flow of jobs onto the docks.”…

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Saturday, July 10, 2021
Hawaii Joins Opioid Resolution against Sackler family and their company, Purdue Pharma
By News Release @ 8:55 PM :: 1400 Views :: Drugs

... Purdue Pharma and the Sacklers must make public more than 30 million documents, including attorney-client privileged communications about the original FDA approval of OxyContin and the tactics used to promote opioids ....

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Thursday, July 8, 2021
Kauai Drug Treatment Center to be Deeded to HHSC
By News Release @ 6:18 PM :: 2095 Views :: Kauai County, OHA, Drugs

... 29 years after Iniki, will Kauai finally get a youth drug treatment center? ....

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Thursday, July 1, 2021
Alm: Myeni Encountered Police at Kewalo Basin 30 Minutes Before Shooting
By Video @ 12:51 AM :: 2981 Views :: Honolulu County, Police, Drugs

... Alm added that Myeni, who did have marijuana in his system...also had an odd encounter with officers just 30 minutes before going to Nuuanu, when he approached police at Kewalo Basin as they took a statement from someone reporting a car theft. Alm said Myeni started questioning the victim himself ….

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021
Sixty Defendants Charged in Nationwide Takedown of Sinaloa Cartel Methamphetamine Network
By News Release @ 9:58 PM :: 1972 Views :: Drugs

... As of today, 44 of the 60 defendants are either in federal or state custody, and the search continues for 16 defendants ....

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Friday, June 18, 2021
Kailua man receives over 24 years in prison for drug trafficking and money laundering
By News Release @ 4:31 AM :: 1983 Views :: Drugs

... Wilcox utilized his Kailua clothing company, “Armed and Dangerous,” as a front business to launder cash drug proceeds ....

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021
DoH Revokes License of Maui Weed Dealer
By News Release @ 12:00 AM :: 1899 Views :: Maui County, Ethics, Drugs

... The NOVO was issued due to the licensee’s ongoing failure to submit annual independent financial audits ....

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Thursday, April 29, 2021
VIDEO: Squatters Take Over Uncle Billy's Hotel
By Video @ 1:10 AM :: 2950 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... Akamai readers will remember this is exactly what happened to the old Hilo Hotel on Kinoole St during the 1990s depression ....

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Sunday, April 25, 2021
Mehau in Majuro – How the US Meth Epidemic Began
By Andrew Walden @ 10:02 PM :: 9710 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii History, Drugs

... “We’re not proud of it.  But crystal methamphetamine is our gift to the nation. It started here.” -- Judge and Former US Attorney Ed Kubo ....

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Sunday, March 28, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:34 AM :: 2281 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

... Bullet Dodged on Problematic Bills ....

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Saturday, March 13, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 11:01 PM :: 2158 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

... abortion, drugs, suicide ....

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Monday, March 8, 2021
Cannabis Production on Oahu -- Dirtiest in the USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 2979 Views :: Energy, Environment, Drugs

... eastern O'ahu has the highest emissions, at 324 pounds of carbon dioxide equivalent per ounce. That’s roughly equivalent to burning 16 gallons of gasoline....

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Thursday, March 4, 2021
Hawaii Gives 1.18 million syringes to drug addicts
By News Release @ 10:20 PM :: 1871 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

... And provided overdose prevention training and nasal naloxone to over 1,000 drug addicts ....

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Saturday, February 20, 2021
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 5:10 PM :: 2713 Views :: Gambling, Life, Drugs

... drugs, gambling, abortion ....

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Friday, February 5, 2021
Feds link Bay Area man to California/Hawaii coke smuggling ring, illegal gambling hall
By News Release @ 12:47 PM :: 6897 Views :: Ethics, Police, Drugs

"... Lee said she and Officer Chu have been growing marijuana ever since her husband left her ...."

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Sunday, January 24, 2021
Legislature Begins Session with Drugs and Suicide
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:59 PM :: 2329 Views :: Health Care, Life, Drugs

... Bill Tracking at the Legislature Begins ....

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Friday, January 15, 2021
Meth Trafficking: Former Mayor of Yona, Guam Sentenced to Prison for Extortion
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 2209 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

... bribes from a drug trafficker to obtain United States Postal Service cluster box units ....

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Sunday, November 15, 2020
Hawai‘i Department of Health a founding member of the Cannabis Regulators Association
By News Release @ 10:17 PM :: 1888 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

... to remain at the forefront in developing policies and regulations ....

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Feds Bust DoH Lab Tech--Allegedly Making LSD During COVID outbreak
By Andrew Walden @ 1:02 AM :: 5057 Views :: Military, Drugs, COVID-19

...“You would think that employees at the state disease outbreak control center would be too busy these days for such extracurricular activities,” Dan Grazier, an ex-Marine Corps officer who now works for the nonprofit Project on Government Oversight, told The Daily Beast....

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Sen. Brian Schatz Says 'Libertarians Should Be Freaking Out About Portland.' Where Has He Been?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:32 PM :: 3252 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Police, Drugs

...The Hawaii senator fails to fully consider the causes of bad policing....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
​HB1819: Legislature passes bill to legalize industrial hemp
By News Release @ 3:33 AM :: 3316 Views :: Agriculture, Small Business, Drugs

...Another hemp bill, Senate Bill 1353, was vetoed by Governor Ige last year, after he expressed concerns that it was unenforceable. This year’s version was worked on directly with the Governor's administration to ensure its enactment....

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020
HB2457: Senate Fails to Protect Kids by Voting to Allow Continued Sale of Menthol E-Cigarettes and Cigarettes
By News Release @ 5:03 AM :: 2500 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...Statement of Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, American Heart Association and American Lung Association....

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Friday, June 5, 2020
UPW Prison Guard Busted Allegedly Smuggling Meth into OCCC
By News Release @ 7:36 PM :: 3874 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the UPW still has not agreed to allow all guards to be searched for contraband....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Cocaine: Another Tsuneyoshi Running for Honolulu Council
By Andrew Walden @ 3:24 PM :: 7869 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Drugs

...Convicted cocaine dealer and MMA fight promoter Chad Tsuneyoshi may not be satisfied with just having his wife on the Honolulu Council....

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Friday, February 28, 2020
Feds: Kauai Councilman is Meth Kingpin for Samoan Prison Gang
By News Release @ 4:26 PM :: 7057 Views :: Kauai County, Ethics, Politicians, Drugs

...Sitting Kauai County Councilmember and Eleven Others Charged with Participation in a Drug Trafficking Organization....

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Vaping and Tobacco Harm Reduction in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 9:22 PM :: 2937 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Drugs

...Analysis of the vaping industry in Hawaii, including economic data, state health department findings on vaping-related lung illnesses, youth e-cigarette use, tobacco retail compliance checks, and state funding dedicated to tobacco control programs....

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