Man held on $500K bail for possession of drugs and weapons

The Maui News

WAILUKU — A Hana man was being held in lieu of cash-only bail of $500,000 after police reported arresting him with drugs and weapons last week.

Patrick Clark, 51, was charged with first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of attempted first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, five counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, possession of a deadly or dangerous weapon in the commission of a crime, possession of deadly weapons and possession of an electric gun.

In a complaint, Clark is charged with possession and attempted distribution of methamphetamine and heroin, as well as possession of marijuana, a buck knife, air-powered rifles and an electric gun on Nov. 23.

During his initial appearance Monday in Wailuku District Court, Deputy Prosecutor Tracy Jones asked for the cash-only bail to continue. She said Clark had posted bail in three other criminal cases to be released before his arrest last week. His bail bonds in the three cases were surrendered after his arrest, Jones said.

Clark asked for bail to be reduced. He is a lifelong Maui resident who owns a business, said Deputy Public Defender Andres Tobar.

Judge Chris Dunn kept bail at the cash-only amount of $500,000 “in light of the seriousness of the current allegations and the multiple pending felony matters.”

If he posts bail, Clark was ordered not to consume alcohol or illegal drugs and to report for supervision and random drug testing. He also was ordered to have no contact with a 39-year-old Makawao woman who was arrested with him.


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