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‘ELE‘ELE – As a result of a month-long investigation, Kaua‘i police arrested a 32-year-old man and 27-year-old woman, both of ‘Ele‘ele, after locating illegal drugs in their possession.

On Feb. 28, KPD’s Vice Section executed a search warrant on the residence of Kapa Moke. During the search to arrest, police recovered approximately 53 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately 6 grams of processed marijuana, and two marijuana plants.

While at the residence, a canine screening also alerted police to the suspicion of narcotics in Moke’s vehicle, and in another vehicle parked at the home belonging to Erica Duarte-Perreira. Police seized both vehicles into evidence.

On March 5, federal search warrants were executed on the vehicles and as a result police recovered 0.2 grams of methamphetamine and a container with methamphetamine residue.

During the course of the investigation, police also executed a federal search warrant on a 40-foot boat located at Nāwiliwili Harbor belonging to Moke. The search revealed a large packet containing residue for methamphetamine and 1.7 grams of processed marijuana.

As a result of this investigation, Duarte-Perreira was arrested for Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the First Degree, and Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the Third Degree. She was later Released Pending Investigation.

Moke was arrested on suspicion of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the First Degree, Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree, and Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the Third Degree. He was additionally charged for Possession with the Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine – a federal charge.

After his arrest, Moke was Released Pending Investigation on the state charges, but was transported to O‘ahu to await federal prosecution. He has since been released from federal custody.

MOKE, Kapa


           Kapa Moke, 32, of ‘Ele‘ele

DUARTE-PERREIRA, Erica


Erica Duarte-Perreira, 27, of ‘Ele‘ele