By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - A man suspected of being part of a Maui meth trafficking ring is also accused of biting two law enforcement officers.
Documents filed in federal court say Edward Vierra was in custody after investigators say he received a package of methamphetamine mailed from California to Maui.
After he and a co-defendant were taken to Honolulu, Vierra asked to use the restroom. Authorities say that when he was done, he refused to return to a holding cell and bit the officers.
The documents say a scuffle ensued, leaving an officer with a forehead scrape and the other officer with rib injuries.
Vierra and co-defendant Kelly Eleneki are scheduled to appear in federal court Thursday.
Vierra's attorney couldn't immediately be reached for comment. Eleneki's defense attorney, Jason Say, declined to comment.
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