2 women to stand trial in drug trafficking
Two women who were arrested at a transitional group home for homeless in Kaneohe were ordered by a Honolulu district judge yesterday to stand trial in Circuit Court for alleged drug trafficking.
Denzie Thomas, 44, and Charlene Yim, 61, are each charged with methamphetamine trafficking.
Honolulu police arrested the women July 9 after they accepted a FedEx parcel containing methamphetamine at the group home operated by the nonprofit Steadfast Housing Development Corp. at 47-690 Hui Alala St.
Police listed the transitional home as Thomas' residence. They listed an Ewa Beach address for Yim.
An inquiry about the women's connection to the home was referred to the organization's human resources department. No one answered the telephone at the department or returned the Star-Bulletin's call yesterday.
Honolulu police intercepted the parcel at FedEx's Honolulu Airport facility and found 1 pound of methamphetamine inside, according to court records. It had been sent from Las Vegas.
According to court records, Thomas accepted the parcel, which was addressed to somebody else. When a tracking device sent a signal to police that the parcel was opened, members of the police Specialized Services Division entered the home and found the drugs in an upstairs bedroom. They also found evidence that both Yim and Thomas had handled the drug, police said.