Five drug trafficking cases filed within this year 2020 fell under the new law which set presumptive bail of at least $50,000 for cases involving the distribution, trafficking, or possession of dangerous drugs such as heroin, cocaine, fentanyl, morphine, lysergic acid diethylamide also known as LSD, schedule 1 opiates or ecstasy.
Despite facing a national health and economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, drug related crime investigations continued resulting in filing of the five drug trafficking cases within the first four months of this year. Three (3) of the cases had bail set at $50,000 cash and two(2) had bail set at $25,000 cash.
Only one case, Mr. Aiken Uehara paid his cash bail of $50,000 and was released awaiting his trial while the rest remain in jail pending either payment of bail or until trial date.
The individuals also charged for drug trafficking with cash bails of $50,000 cash are Seandee Saikemal Esebei and Leenan Omsuul Ngiriou.
Two people charge with cash bails of $25,000 are Jay Renguul and Gregory Ueki.
All of the cases stemmed from 2019 investigations culminating in arrests within first four months of 2020.