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Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Honolulu Council Employee Guilty of Smuggling Heroin
By News Release @ 3:57 AM :: 1614 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 :: 833 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 :: 865 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 :: 1122 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 :: 3736 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 :: 969 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 :: 1172 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 :: 2177 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 :: 1446 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 :: 1481 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 :: 1197 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 :: 2051 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 :: 7825 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 :: 1522 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 :: 1437 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 :: 2288 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 :: 1318 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 :: 1553 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 :: 5643 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 :: 1656 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 :: 1646 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 :: 1337 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Drugs

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

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Thursday, September 24, 2020
Cocaine News: Councilwoman Heidi Tsuneyoshi Files for Divorce -- Tries to Keep Case Records Secret
By Andrew Walden @ 11:52 PM :: 6605 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, First Amendment, Judiciary, Drugs

...Plaintiff is a prominent City Council member. Her husband is a political consultant. Therefore, her position on the City Council would pique the interest of this news organization. However, her personal life should not be the subject matter of the news media....

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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 :: 2576 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 :: 2567 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 :: 1900 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 :: 2948 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 :: 5984 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 :: 5957 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 :: 2304 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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Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Study: 25% of CFS Clients Victims of Sex Trafficking
By News Release @ 10:07 PM :: 3011 Views :: Family, Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Drugs
...The six-page survey was administered over the course of three months to 363 individuals seeking help by trained social workers or support staff of Child & Family Service....
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Monday, February 3, 2020
Fireworks Prove Honolulu Port Security Lacking
By Councilmember Kymberly Marcos Pine @ 9:38 PM :: 2410 Views :: Honolulu County, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...“New Year’s Eve was just one of many indications that the inspection process is lacking, which is how illegal goods are coming into the state through our ports. We have seen an increase in gun violence, drug addiction is an epidemic and we are at high-risk for suffering from toxic substances and agricultural invasive species that can hurt our environment,” said Councilmember Pine....

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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Eliminating Barriers to the Treatment of Mental Illness -- HRS Evaluated Law by Law
By News Release @ 11:57 AM :: 2541 Views :: Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...In 2019, Hawaii's legislature expressly re-incorporated failure to obtain needed treatment for mental illness to prevent serious physical debilitation or disease into its definition of 'dangerous to self.' ....

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Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Family of Murdered Woman Demands Action Against Homeless Criminal Camp Near Whitmore Village
By News Release @ 1:02 AM :: 4013 Views :: Honolulu County, Agriculture, Homelessness, Law Enforcement, Drugs

"...ADC acknowledged that there is some criminal activity going on but said they did not want to send sheriffs there and clear it out because criminals would just come back...."

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020
DoH Orders Shutdown of Unlicensed Drug Treatment Centers
By News Release @ 6:19 PM :: 2846 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Drugs

...Pacific Quest Corp operating two illegal special treatment facilities or therapeutic living programs....

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Hawaii Attorney General Approves Asset Forfeiture Rules
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 2339 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the administrative asset forfeiture rules will become effective on January 17, 2020....

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Friday, November 15, 2019
DoH: Marijuana Behind Most Vaping Illness
By News Release @ 4:52 PM :: 2571 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...FDA and state health laboratories have detected vitamin E acetate (a synthetic form of vitamin E) in a sample of vaping fluids also containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active compound in marijuana....

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Thursday, November 14, 2019
LEAD: Homeless Law Enforcement Program Spreads to Big Island
By News Release @ 5:29 PM :: 2514 Views :: Homelessness, Drugs

... The Big Island Substance Abuse Council (BISAC) will operate the pilot project ....

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Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Kea'au Beach Park Meth Camp: Luxury Cars, Boats, and Jet Skis Bulldozed
By News Release @ 5:30 PM :: 3960 Views :: Honolulu County, Homelessness, Drugs

... Its hard being a tweeker ....

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Monday, October 7, 2019
DoH public health advisory urging everyone to stop vaping
By News Release @ 6:02 PM :: 2655 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...If you are an adult using vaping devices to kick a cigarette habit, do not return to smoking cigarettes....

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Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Feds Charge 15 in Hawaii Gambling Bust
By News Release @ 1:59 AM :: 3509 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

...These cases are being investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Department of Homeland Security (Homeland Security Investigations), Hawaii High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program (HIDTA), U.S. Marshals Service Hawaii Fugitive Task Force, and the Honolulu Police Department....

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Thursday, August 15, 2019
Ebbtide Waikiki: Fullard-Leo Family Fights Pimps for Control of Hotel (literally)
By Andrew Walden @ 6:16 PM :: 10230 Views :: Development, Law Enforcement, Police, Tourism, Drugs

...a July 22, 2019 'melee' between members of the Fullard-Leo family and 20 pimps and drug dealers....

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Sunday, July 7, 2019
HSTA applauds governor's intent to veto bill on e-cigarettes in schools
By News Release @ 9:15 PM :: 4294 Views :: Education K-12, Health Care, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...SB 1405 calls for confiscation, increased fines for youth....

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Thursday, June 27, 2019
Meth Bust Nets Retired Guam Police Officer
By News Release @ 7:46 PM :: 4367 Views :: Ethics, Judiciary, Law Enforcement, Drugs

...John Topasna Mantanona aka 'Boom' was arrested today, June 26, 2019, and charged with obstructing justice by endeavoring to influence a juror and conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine hydrochloride....

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019
OHA Granted Marijuana Grower Right to Audit LLCs
By Andrew Walden @ 1:18 AM :: 4069 Views :: Ethics, OHA, Drugs

"... (Marijuana grower Ranson Shepherd) may audit any and all records of (OHA) relating to the Confidential Information, as well as (OHA’s) security and protection measures, and procedures ...."

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Sunday, June 9, 2019
HB1383: Will Ige Veto Marijuana Decriminalization?
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 8:04 PM :: 4498 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...the Governor has indicated his discomfort with the bill....

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Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Hawaii joins states suing OxyContin maker
By News Release @ 3:21 AM :: 3006 Views :: Health Care, Drugs

...In Hawaii, opioid deaths, hospitalizations, and treatment services have risen significantly over the last several years....

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Monday, May 13, 2019
Drug Use by State: Hawaii 2nd-Lowest
By Selected News Articles @ 3:20 PM :: 2768 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Drugs

...Hawaii has the 2nd-most treatment centers per drug user....

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Sunday, May 5, 2019
Corrections Officer charged with felony drug offense
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 4650 Views :: Hawaii County , Law Enforcement, Drugs

...the police officer observed drug paraphernalia in plain view and subsequently arrested Espejo....

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Saturday, May 4, 2019
Hawaii Family Forum Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Forum @ 3:02 AM :: 4448 Views :: Family, Life, Drugs

...On Thursday, May 3, 2019, the 30th legislative session closed.... 

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