A Kihei man is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after he was indicted on drug and firearm charges in a methamphetamine trafficking investigation.
Thomas Schillaci, 42, is charged with two counts of first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, five counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug and possession of a deadly weapon.
He was arrested Tuesday morning on the warrant, police records show.
The charges stem from police searches of Schillaci and his Kaiola Place residence on July 17, when officers went to the home with search warrants.
Police reported finding 881 grams, or nearly 2 pounds, of crystal methamphetamine, nearly 35 grams of liquid methamphetamine, 42 marijuana plants, 70 grams of pro-cessed marijuana, marijuana concentrate known as honey oil, drug paraphernalia, a double-sided dagger, a Ruger .357 revolver loaded with ammunition and $5,491 in cash.
Police also reported finding butane canisters, empty glass flasks, a grinder and honey oil residue. Police said the items were consistent with the processing of marijuana concentrate using butane.
Shortly after his initial arrest, Schillaci had posted $275,000 bail to be released.
The higher bail amount was set when a Maui County grand jury indicted Schillaci on the charges.
He was being held at the Maui Community Correctional Center, pending a bail hearing Tuesday. During his arraignment Wednesday morning in 2nd Circuit Court, Schillaci was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs.
If he posts bail, he was ordered to report for supervision and random drug testing.
Schillaci was convicted of manslaughter in the June 3, 1996, shooting in Olinda of 40-year-old William "Billy" Simpson Jr.
Simpson had gone to the Piiholo Road home that Schillaci and his girlfriend were renting to collect rent at the request of the homeowner. Simpson died after being shot in the head with a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun. In 2007, after an appeal in his case, Schillaci was sentenced to a 15-year prison term for manslaughter and a firearms charge.