16 arrested in ‘ice’ trafficking
An islandwide sweep catches nine men and seven women in mostly unrelated cases
Police arrested 16 people Tuesday as a result of separate long-term investigations into crystal methamphetamine trafficking across the island.
The nine men and seven women were arrested for a total of 44 charges related to the drug, referred to as "ice."
Armed with grand jury warrants, Narcotics and Crime Reduction Units made the arrests on a sweep from Waianae through Pearl City and the Windward side.
The 16 are not part of a drug ring, and many of the cases are not related, police said.
The arrests started shortly before noon and ended at about 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Police said investigators had been working undercover for the past year on some of the cases, in which several of the suspects are accused of selling ice.
Many of the suspects had no local addresses listed in the arrest logs.
Bail for the some went up as high as $75,000. Their ages range from 21 to 49.
All but one were arrested and charged with several counts of first- and second-degree meth trafficking.
They are Sean Layugan, Hernel Waa, Collette Malaia, Patrick Fuimaono, Joanna Wong, John Llacuna, Shirley Anita Prehn, Dawn Keliikuli, Marlon Gambol, Coleene Pakele, Will Samarripa, Liliuoukalani Ioane, Jay Lono, Terence Raguda and Samuel Pacheco.
Some of the above were also allegedly found with drugs and drug paraphernalia. Kelly Kaaihue was arrested with Fuimaono in connection with four criminal contempt warrants against her for drug-related charges.