WAILUKU - A sixth suspect indicted in a police undercover investigation into the illegal sale of prescription pills and other drugs at Kalama Park appeared in court Thursday, a day after she was arrested in Kihei.
Shayne Kennedy, 41, pleaded not guilty to charges of second-degree methamphetamine trafficking and promoting a controlled substance in a park. A Sept. 24 trial is set for her in 2nd Circuit Court.
Kennedy is alleged to have sold methamphetamine to an undercover police officer at the Kihei park during Operation Kill Pill, run by the police Crime Reduction Unit from last September to November, said Deputy Prosecutor Tracy Jones. She said Kennedy is on probation after being sentenced last year on six counts each of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia.
Jones asked that Kennedy be required to stay away from any public park, community center or school in Maui County.
"The state's concerned that she's going to change locations," Jones said. "This was dealing in a park."
Deputy Public Defender Jim Rouse objected to the request.
Second Circuit Judge Richard Bissen ordered that Kennedy not be at Kalama Park or its surrounding area but said the request that she stay away from all parks, schools and community centers was "a bit broad." He said he understood the state's concern and would consider a motion to add the conditions sought.
Kennedy also was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for random testing if she posts bail. She was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail at the Maui Community Correctional Center.
Another defendant, Lance Wainwright, 49, of Makawao also was being jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail after being arraigned earlier this month.
A story on Page A3 on Thursday incorrectly described his status.
The other defendants indicted and awaiting trial are brothers Frank Stone, 83, and Clarence Stone, 77, of Kihei, who were described as the main targets of the investigation. Police said the two men were known to sell different types of prescription pills at the park daily, with a confidential informant reporting they received $2,000 to $3,000 a day from their illegal activities.
Kihei residents Neilsa Rivera, 36, and Justin Ohler, 20, also were arrested in the investigation.