LIHUE >> A Kauai prosecutor wants to target suspected drug houses with a special investigation unit.
The Garden Island reports the proposed unit would hire an investigator and legal clerk if a $131,000 federal grant can be secured.
Kauai Prosecuting Attorney Justin Kollar said residents call in daily about suspected neighborhood drug activity and a perceived lack of action from law enforcement.
He said an investigation needs to come before any action.
The unit would work with the Kauai Police Department and prosecutors to investigate complaints.
Kollar said the unit will also inform the public about the best ways to provide tips.
The pilot project could launch in less than a year and last as long as four years.
Kollar said taxpayers wouldn’t fund the unit.