Busted: Curnan, Texeira arrested on drug charges

Two Lihu’e men were arrested in separate drug-dealing cases after members of the Kaua’i Police Department’s Narcotics Enforcement Unit and the U.S. Navy’s Criminal Investigative Service teamed up recently to investigate drug trafficking, said Mary Daubert, Kaua’i County’s public information officer.

Daniel Kani Curnan, 22, was arrested at a popular Lihu’e nightspot on suspicion of selling cocaine, and was booked for second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and for prohibited acts related to possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kaipo Texeira, 23, was arrested near the Kalapaki Beach seawall on suspicion of selling marijuana, and was charged with second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug.

KPD officers stated that the investigations were conducted in response to information provided by concerned citizens, as well as a preventative measure by Navy personnel while the USS O’Kane was docked at Nawiliwili Harbor earlier this week.

According to KPD arrest logs, Curnan was arrested at 1:10 a.m. last Friday. Texeira was arrested at 6:55 p.m. on Thursday.

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