Kaua‘i drug treatment center lawsuit tossed as former operator faces legal challenge

Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island file

The planned adolescent drug treatment center on Ma‘alo Road in Kapaia sits vacant even today.

LIHU‘E — At a hearing in Lihu‘e Circuit Court on Tuesday, Chief Judge Randal Valenciano tossed out the lawsuit from Hope Treatment Services over the county’s termination of its contract to operate the embattled adolescent drug treatment center.