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Bail $400,000 in guns, drug case

WAILUKU — Bail is set at $400,000 for a Lanai man who was arrested last week on an indictment charging him with drug and firearm offenses.

Jared Nakoa, 34, has pleaded not guilty to attempted first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of possession of a firearm with intent to facilitate the commission of a felony drug offense, two counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, keeping an unloaded firearm in an improper place, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

The offenses occurred April 6 and allege Nakoa possessed one-eighth ounce or more of methamphetamine, a .270-caliber rifle, .22-caliber pistol and .22-caliber ammunition, according to court records.

During a court hearing Tuesday, Nakoa asked to have his bail reduced to $80,000.

Deputy Prosecutor Mike Kagami asked that bail be maintained for Nakoa, who previously served a prison term for drug offenses.

Second Circuit Judge Peter Cahill kept bail at $400,000 for Nakoa, noting the case involved allegations of firearms connected with the attempted sale of dangerous drugs.