Full sentence for failing Drug Court

LIHU‘E — After failing the 5th Circuit Drug program, a Kekaha man had his probation revoked and was sentenced to a full five-year term.

Shawn Kimo Parraga, 32, said he tried hard since he got out of jail last September to succeed in Drug Court.

He said it was obviously not his best effort and that perhaps the program wasn’t the right thing for him at that moment.

Second County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Samuel Jajich said that given the circumstances of the revocation and the prior criminal history, the state had no choice but to recommend the full prison term.

State Deputy Public Defender Christian Enright asked that Parraga be given credit for time served.

Chief Judge Randal Valenciano presides over Drug Court and said that aside from failing to comply, Parraga was doing well. He granted the request for credit for time served.

The revocation of probation resulted in resentencing for a first-degree terroristic threatening charge.

He was initially sentenced on April 7, 2011 to five-years of probation and was enrolled in Drug Court following a one-year jail sentence.


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