Maui police discover meth lab in home; search for homeowner

Steven Jones
Steven Jones

KIHEI, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Members of the Crime Reduction Unit and Special Response Team on Maui executed a search warrant upon a home in Kihei Thursday and discovered a cache of stolen items and a meth lab.

They entered the home on Luakaha Circle at 1:20 p.m. Jan. 10. During their search, they found six mopeds, two of which were confirmed to be reported stolen, and four that were suspected to be stolen.

They also recovered 15 Methadone Hydrochloride 10mg pills, two glass smoking pipes containing Crystal Methamphetamine, paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of Crystal Methamphetamine, 14 rounds of ammunition, and a black jack dangerous weapon.

Inside a bedroom, was a plastic, rectangular-shaped container, which contained tubing, beakers, glassware, and several jars filled with a clear substance. The Clan Lab Team was called to the home and confirmed it was a conversion Methamphetamine lab that was not functioning at the time.

The State of Hawaii Health Department as well as State Narcotics Enforcement Division are assisting with the recovery and disposal of all drug-related items, and two Maui Police Officers are guarding the home Friday.

One person, Steven Jones, 52, was inside the home when the warrant was executed. He was arrested on suspicion of Methamphetamine Trafficking I (Manufacturing), Promoting a Dangerous Drug III (3 counts), Prohibitied Acts Related To Drug Paraphernalia (2 counts), Deadly Weapons Prohibited, Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle (2 counts), Unauthorized Control of Propelled Vehicle Investigation (4 counts), Failure To Appear (Bench Warrant), and Criminal Contempt Of Court (Bench Warrant).

Investigation revealed that the owner of the home is Deborah Davidosn, who lives there with her boyfriend, Curtis Welch. Police have issued an APB for both Davidson and Welch.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to contact the Maui Police Department at 808-244-6400 or Maui Crimestoppers at 808-242-6966.

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