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Thursday, January 26, 2023
Full Text: 2023 State of the Judiciary Address
By News Release @ 2:46 AM :: 230 Views :: Homelessness, Judiciary, Drugs

"We implement programs to address the root causes of recidivism . . . such as drug use and mental illness . . . and to respond to other urgent community needs. We embrace this expanded role.”

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Monday, December 26, 2022
Convicted Meth Dealer Asks Federal Court Permission to Take Over Laborer’s Union
By Andrew Walden @ 10:48 PM :: 4044 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Rail, Drugs

... “If my name sounds familiar it's because my dad was President of the Hawaii AFL-CIO and the Business Manager/ Financial Secretary for the Hawaii Carpenters Union Local 745 for over 20 years.”….

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Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Native Hawaiian Girls LESS Likely to be 'Missing'
By News Release @ 11:46 PM :: 1931 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Law Enforcement, Military, Drugs

... Obvious bias: The word “military” occurs 20 times in this report.  The word “drug” four times, “methamphetamines” zero times, “pimp", once, "foster" three times ....

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Monday, December 12, 2022
Kawananakoa Estate: Sex, Drugs, and Inequality
By Andrew Walden @ 1:16 PM :: 42734 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

...If you’re rich, Hawaii is a really lousy place to get sick....

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Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Drugs, Fish, and Termites: Miske FBI Backgrounder Unsealed by Federal Judge
By Andrew Walden @ 8:35 PM :: 2463 Views :: Hawaii History, Law Enforcement, Drugs

... 40 miles off the coast of Hawaii, FV Rachel attached a large amount of Methamphetamine to a Radio Frequency (RF) buoy and dropped the drugs into the ocean ....

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Monday, November 14, 2022
Feds: COVID Fraudster Shipped Fentanyl to Hawaii
By News Release @ 7:40 PM :: 703 Views :: Drugs, COVID-19

... Los Angeles Man Pleads Guilty to Federal Charges for Stealing Nearly $5.5 Million in COVID Jobless Relief and for Drug Trafficking ....

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Thursday, November 3, 2022
DEA Intercepts 9 lbs of Heroin and Meth Heading for HOPE Probationer
By News Release @ 5:04 AM :: 927 Views :: Justice Reinvestment, Drugs

... Thaxton pled down 2009 pimping and child rape charges to felony assault then came before Judge Steven Alm on HOPE violations 13 times between 2010 and 2015 ....

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Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Hawaii Christian Coalition Targets Republicans who Support Abortion and Marijuana
By News Release @ 6:04 PM :: 1244 Views :: Gambling, Life, Republican Party, Drugs

"Republican Candidates who do NOT support all of our Family Values"

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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Felony Record: Alleged Fentanyl Trafficker was HOPE Probationer
By News Release @ 7:12 PM :: 1420 Views :: Law Enforcement, Drugs

... law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant on Kepa‘a’s Pearl City residence and recovered approximately 61 grams of suspected fentanyl and one kilogram suspected crystal methamphetamine as well as a loaded firearm, semiautomatic rifles, and boxes of ammunition ....

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022
Opioid Settlement: How will Hawaii Waste $78M?
By News Release @ 7:02 AM :: 809 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 :: 1283 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 :: 1248 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 :: 1191 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 :: 1197 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 :: 6302 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 :: 1101 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 :: 1184 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 :: 5358 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 :: 2105 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 :: 1302 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 :: 1109 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 :: 1656 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 :: 15311 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 :: 2393 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 :: 1503 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 :: 4324 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 :: 1910 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 :: 2663 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 :: 1468 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 :: 2550 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 :: 1508 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 :: 1470 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 :: 2095 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 :: 5735 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 :: 1569 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 :: 2407 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 :: 3311 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 :: 2169 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 :: 2198 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 :: 2146 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 :: 3279 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 :: 10194 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 :: 2601 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 :: 2461 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 :: 3249 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 :: 2080 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 :: 3058 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 :: 7319 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 :: 2606 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 :: 2426 Views :: Ethics, Drugs

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

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