Bail re­duced for man fac­ing gun, drug charges

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WAILUKU — Bail was re­duced to $15,000 Fri­day for a Molokai man who was ar­rested on gun and drug charges.

John Habon, 50, of Kau­nakakai has pleaded not guilty to sec­ond-de­gree com­mer­cial pro­mo­tion of mar­i­juana, eight counts of pro­hib­ited pos­ses­sion of a firearm or am­mu­ni­tion and two counts of un­law­ful pos­ses­sion of a firearm.

At Fri­day’s court hear­ing, Habon asked to be re­leased from jail on su­per­vi­sion.

Deputy Pub­lic De­fender Zach Raid­mae said Habon’s res­i­dence was ver­i­fied by in­for­ma­tion filed in court to sup­port the charges. Habon called po­lice to re­port some­one was peek­ing into his win­dows Oct. 15 and in­vited re­spond­ing of­fi­cers into his house, where po­lice re­ported find­ing mar­i­juana and guns, Raid­mae said.

The com­plaint against Habon al­leges he had 50 or more mar­i­juana plants, two ri­fles and am­mu­ni­tion.

Be­cause of a court pro­tec­tive or­der against him, Habon is not al­lowed to pos­sess firearms or am­mu­ni­tion, said Deputy Pros­e­cu­tor An­nal­isa Bernard Lee.

She asked that Habon’s bail re­main at $25,000.

“It is a dan­ger to the com­mu­nity when there is a court or­der that’s not be­ing fol­lowed that in­volves weapons,” Bernard Lee said.

Sec­ond Cir­cuit Judge Rhonda Loo re­duced Habon’s bail to $15,000.

A Jan. 7 pre­trial con­fer­ence is set.

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