LIHUE — A man convicted of promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree, a class B felony, was sentenced to 10 years in prision Wednesday.
A Kauai Police Department investigation revealed Henry Dorati, 45, formerly of Kapaa, purchased a pound of methamphetamine online and was distributing it on the Eastside of Kauai. When police executed a search warrant of his home, they recovered numerous used and unused hypodermic needles containing heroin.
“We are very grateful for KPD’s thorough and complete investigation in this case, which helped us remove an ice dealer from our community,” said Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar in a press release.
Dorati admitted to selling methamphetamine in order to support his own heroin addiction.
Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano handed down the sentence.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sean Van Demark of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s career criminal prosecution unit.
“We will not cease in our quest to rid Kauai of this poison,” Kollar said.
Bethany Freudenthal, crime, courts and county reporter, can be reached at 652-7891 or email@example.com.