Drug charges dominate recent indictments list

LIHU‘E — Several drugs and weapons cases on Kaua‘i will be going to trial as a result of recent arraignments.

Hawai‘i Fifth Circuit Court released an indictment list July 28. Drug charges outnumber others cases that include robbery, burglary, family abuse, weapons and DUIs. All the defendants are considered innocent until convicted in a court of law.

Lani K. Clark; Jeremy S. Noble, 39, Kapa‘a; and Sebastian L.C.M. Ujano, 31, are charged with multiple crimes.

Clark is charged with first degree promoting a dangerous drug; three counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; second degree promoting a dangerous drug; two counts of third degree promoting a dangerous drug; third degree promoting a detrimental drug; and for carrying a deadly weapon.

On Feb. 16, 2011 Clark was arrested for possession of a substance containing cocaine or its salt and isomers; another substance containing methamphetamine, and the drugs Oxycodone, meth, marijuana, drug paraphernalia; and for carrying metal knuckles in a vehicle.

Noble and Ujano are both charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Austin Arthur is charged with keeping unloaded firearm in the wrong place.

On March 4, 2009, Arthur was allegedly in possession of an unloaded firearm other than a pistol or revolver, and for failing to confine it to his place of business, residence or sojourn.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Damien Lazaro, 36, Kapa‘a, is charged with third degree promoting a dangerous drug; two counts of unlawful use of drug paraphernalia; second degree promoting a harmful drug; and place to keep ammunition.

On March 9, 2011, Lazaro was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia for its use; and possession of a substance containing an anabolic steroid and drug paraphernalia; and failing to confine ammunition to his place of business, residence, sojourn.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Marco P. Rodriguez, 36, is charged with promoting a dangerous drug third degree, and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia second degree.

On May 16, 2011, Rodriguez was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia allegedly for its use.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Bryan Keoniakira Kuriki, 18, Kalaheo, is charged with second degree theft and second degree burglary from an incident dated on Mach 25, 2011. The case is now moved to criminal court.

Bryson Haumea, 18, Kapa‘a is charged with promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree; unlawful use of drug paraphernalia second degree; operation of a vehicle under the influence; prohibition against consuming liquor; storage of opened container containing liquor or consumption on a public roadway.

On May 22, 2011, Haumea was arrested for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia allegedly with intent to use; and for driving a vehicle on public roads while under the influence; for consuming liquor on a public highway; and for keeping an open bottle in the vehicle and not in the trunk while parked on a public road or scenic lookout. The case is now moved to criminal court.

Ramah N. Wong, 33, ‘Ele‘ele, is charged with promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

On May 24, 2011, Wong was arrested with the dangerous drug methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia in his possession. Wong was released on bail and the case is now moved to criminal court.

Haidee Akemi Sueyasu, 34, is charged with promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree and for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia second degree.

On June 1, 2011, Sueyasu was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia allegedly for its use.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

James Hensley is charged with third degree promoting a dangerous drug; third degree promoting a detrimental drug, and for unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

On June 9, 2011, Hensley was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia for its use.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Ki Anthony Banquel, 30, ‘Ele‘ele, is charged with felony abuse of family or household members, and second degree terroristic threatening.

On June 15, 2011, Banquel allegedly physically abused Malie A. Gushiken, a family or household member, by choking, and also allegedly threatened, by word or conduct to cause bodily injury to Gushiken.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Joshua Kaimana Godfrey, 27, Waimea, is charged with first degree burglary and second degree theft.

On June 22, 2011, Godfrey allegedly entering the Lihu‘e residence of Nathaniel Evslin, unlawfully, with the intent to commit a crime with recklessly disregard, and committed first degree burglary of Evslin’s property, a computer, camera, speakers, video camera, iPad, and a backpack to exceed $300.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

Clesson B. Hanohano, 45, Frances K. Young, 30, are each charged with third degree promoting a dangerous drug and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia.

On June 29, 2011, Hanohano and Young were arrested for possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia for its use.

The case is now moved to criminal court.

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