Man sentenced for pushing drugs

  • Contributed photo

    Henry Dorati, 45, formerly of Kapaa, was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday for promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree, a class B felony.

LIHUE — A man convicted of promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree, a class B felony, was sentenced to 10 years in prision Wednesday.

A Kauai Police Department investigation revealed Henry Dorati, 45, formerly of Kapaa, purchased a pound of methamphetamine online and was distributing it on the Eastside of Kauai. When police executed a search warrant of his home, they recovered numerous used and unused hypodermic needles containing heroin.

“We are very grateful for KPD’s thorough and complete investigation in this case, which helped us remove an ice dealer from our community,” said Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar in a press release.

Dorati admitted to selling methamphetamine in order to support his own heroin addiction.

Fifth Circuit Chief Judge Randal Valenciano handed down the sentence.

The case was prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Sean Van Demark of the Office of the Prosecuting Attorney’s career criminal prosecution unit.

“We will not cease in our quest to rid Kauai of this poison,” Kollar said.


Bethany Freudenthal, crime, courts and county reporter, can be reached at 652-7891 or

  1. billyjoebob August 30, 2018 12:51 am Reply

    ” purchased a pound of methamphetamine online “. From Amazon or Ebay?
    Hopefully this will teach Henry the errors of his ways but I doubt it will make one bit of difference in
    ” ridding Kauai of this poison ” Best thing would be for people to stop using meth.

  2. Charlie Chimknee August 30, 2018 8:12 am Reply

    Aloha Kakou,

    Mahalo Mr. Kollar, job well done. Drug dealers are the cause of societal misery and break down.

    But remember most drug addicts start with alcohol, then marijuana, then hard dope like heroin and meth.

    Please continue to vigorously stop these people from harming our keiki.

    You and the Judge probably also actually saved this guy’s Life if when he is released he acts responsible and legal as in a productive job.

  3. Mia January 31, 2019 12:00 pm Reply

    This drug dealer is also my dad , so have a little bit more respect for the keiki and remember “drug dealers” or “ice dealers” also have kids that can read and see everything people put online.

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.