Man arrested with parcel containing drugs

LIHUE — A Kapaa man who was arrested with a parcel containing more than 300 XANAX bars, 198 MDMA pills and 2.6 grams of cocaine will appear in court later this month.

The Kauai Police Department Vice Division worked with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service to arrest 22-year-old Donovan Cameron-Ray for first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, first-degree promotion of a harmful drug and two counts of drug paraphernalia on May 16, according to a county news release.

“We are grateful for the multi-agency partnership which led to the seizure of these drugs before they could be distributed in our community,” said Police Chief Darryl Perry.

Cameron-Ray is scheduled to appear in court on June 29.

The Postal Inspector notified KPD of a parcel containing 300 XANAX bars, nearly 198 MDMA pills, and 2.6 grams of cocaine that was to be delivered to a home on Olohena Road in Kapaa, the release said.

The suspect, later identified as Cameron-Ray, received the parcel at his home on May 16 and had it in his vehicle when he was stopped by police near Kukui Street later that day.

Cameron-Ray was the lone occupant of the vehicle and was subsequently arrested on multiple drug charges. He was booked and released after posting $42,000.00.

Officers were able to recover all of the drugs initially identified by the Postal Inspector.

Xanax is a prescription medication most often prescribed for anxiety and is a Schedule IV drug, as classified by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. MDMA is a stimulant and psychedelic, and is classified by the DEA as a Schedule I drug. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous as they have no accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse and severe psychological or physical dependence, according to the DEA.

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