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Prosecutor’s Office forms Drug Nuisance Abatement Unit

LIHUE — The Office of the Prosecuting Attorney announced the creation of the Drug Nuisance Abatement Unit.

“Drug houses in our community degrade the quality of life for our residents,” said Justin Kollar, prosecuting attorney. “The DNAU is tasked with identifying, investigating and closing down properties that are hubs for drug dealing and related criminal activities.”

The DNAU consists of special investigators, deputy prosecutors and support staff who work to enforce the Nuisance Abatement provisions of Chapter 712 of the Hawaii Revised Statutes. These laws allow prosecutors to obtain injunctions in civil court to shut down properties used for dealing or manufacture of drugs.

Community members with concerns about drug houses in their neighborhood can contact DNAU investigators at 241-1926 or via email,


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