WAILUKU - Two women were each sentenced last week to five-year prison terms after agreeing to end their participation in the Maui Drug Court program.
Kahala Elaban, 24, of Kihei, and Pearl Kyser, 27, of Makawao, were both sent to prison for felony drug charges in unrelated cases.
As a two-time repeat offender, Elaban was ordered to serve at least four years and three months of the term before being eligible for parole.
In imposing the sentence Thursday, 2nd Circuit Judge Shackley Raffetto said it was disturbing that Elaban reported getting a thrill out of stealing cars.
Her probation was revoked and she was resentenced to prison for 2005 cases for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle and first-degree bail jumping. In 2009 and 2011 cases, she was found guilty of two counts each of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia, third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, racing on highways and driving without a license.
Court records show Elaban was admitted into the Drug Court program of treatment and supervision in November 2009. A warrant for her arrest was issued in February 2010 when she failed to show up for a court hearing, and she was arrested nine months later.
Raffetto also sentenced Kyser, who was found guilty of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug. She was arrested Jan. 29, 2008, when police found methamphetamine and marijuana in her backpack, according to court records.
She was admitted into Drug Court in July 2009 before being taken into custody for not following program rules in November, according to court records.
In another sentencing Thursday, a 25-year-old man was given credit for more than two months he spent in jail after being arrested on burglary and assault charges.
Police said Morgan Simmons Jr. pushed a woman to enter a unit at Kulanaao dormitories on Vevau Street in Kahului and hit a man over the head with a frying pan after 11 p.m. Oct. 9.
As part of the sentence imposed by 2nd Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza, Simmons was placed on five years' probation and ordered to pay $161 in restitution.
He had pleaded no contest to first-degree burglary and second- and third-degree assault.
Simmons, who was also living in the dormitories, had accused the man of getting Simmons' girlfriend arrested before striking him with the frying pan, according to police.
Simmons was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to participate in anger management classes.