Pain Meds Stolen

Community not feeling it.

By Catherine Cluett

While the community was busy fighting the bushfire on August 30, Molokai Drugs was robbed. Charles Shallis of Kaunakakai was arrested at 12:30 p.m. the same day for burglary and possession of burglary tools.

Shallis stole prescription pain medication, according to Molokai Drugs owner David Mikami, and was apprehended with the aid of surveillance.

Detective Eugene Santiago said Shallis was taken to Maui but was released under supervisory conditions until he is formally charged in court. As part of his release stipulations, the offender must check in regularly with a probation officer. Santiago said an offender must meet certain conditions to be given a supervisory release. This was Shallis’ first offence, according to Santiago.

If charged, Shallis could face up to five years in jail for the class C felony, Santiago said.  But he added there are many variables that could affect the judge’s decision.

It was the second burglary of Molokai Drugs in 74 years.



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