Ele’ele man charged with trafficking methamphetamine

A man arrested for trafficking methamphetamine months ago was picked up again on a grand-jury warrant Thursday, according to Kaua’i Police Department (KPD) arrest records.

Isaac Abcaas Fabro was arrested Thursday morning, and was charged with trafficking methamphetamine, a Class-A felony, and promoting dangerous drugs in the first degree, also a Class-A felony, according to KPD Sgt. Wes Perreira of the Narcotics Enforcement Unit.

Fabro, 36, who gave police an ‘Ele’ele address, was also charged with several other felonies: promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree, and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

Fabro was released on $30,000 bail, according to KPD arrest records. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday, Sept. 12, in Lihu’e Fifth Circuit Court.

Perreira said Fabro was initially arrested in January. Perreira said the rearrest was not a matter of the first one not sticking, but that further investigation was needed in the case, including lab analysis.

He said Fabro was likely indicted by a grand jury last week.

County Prosecuting Attorney Craig De Costa said the methamphetamine-trafficking charge was made possible by a statute passed in 2004.

It enhances penalties for possession with intent to distribute, and for distribution, under certain circumstances, De Costa said.

Perreira said that, to the best of his knowledge, the Fabro case marks the first time the statute has been invoked on Kaua’i.

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