Detention center guard allegedly supplied drugs
A guard at the federal detention center in Honolulu was paid between $150 and $200 for bringing in three ounces of crystal methamphetamine and a half-ounce of marijuana into the facility on at least three occasions, according to court documents.
Akoni Sandoval Kapihe was charged in a Dec. 14 federal complaint unsealed last week with providing an unidentified inmate with the drugs between August and September. He was released into the custody of his wife after posting a $50,000 bond and placed under electronic monitoring.
In an affidavit filed by FBI Special Agent Daniel McLaughlin in support of Kapihe's arrest, the wife of the inmate allegedly packaged the drugs in supplement containers and gave it to Kapihe to bring into the facility.
Kapihe would leave the package on a desk in an office in the detention center where the inmate would retrieve it. The drugs were allegedly paid for by the inmate's wife and other inmates' families.
A fourth delivery was planned but did not occur because two inmates were discovered with the marijuana on Oct. 29. Prison officials had discovered hand-rolled cigarettes, which were tested and found to contain marijuana.