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Four Charged With Drug Offenses in Kona Raid

Posted July 9, 2012, 05:18 PM HST
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Four West Hawaii residents were arrested and later charged on a variety of drug offenses following a police raid Friday on a Kailua-Kona home.

Vice officers executing a search warrant on Malino Place in the Kona Highlands subdivision allegedly recovered 17 grams of methamphetamine, two grams of heroin, four morphine pills and one-fifth of a gram of crack cocaine.

A loaded .38-caliber revolver, $1,000 in cash and drug paraphernalia were also recovered at the house, police said.

Police charged 51-year-old Herbert Smith, a resident of the house, with seven counts of promoting a dangerous drug, one count of meth trafficking, five counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and two weapons offenses. His bail was set at $315,000.

Another resident of the house, 23-year-old Alyssa Anderson, was charged with promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $4,000.

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Sidney Biber, 25, of a Kailua-Kona address, was charged with seven counts of promoting a dangerous drug, one count of meth trafficking, five counts of drug paraphernalia and a single weapons offense. Her bail was set at $45,000.

The fourth person arrested at the home, 34-year-old Leonard Karpik of Ocean View, was charged with two counts of promoting a dangerous drug and one count of drug paraphernalia. He was being held in lieu of $40,000 bail.

Anderson was released after posting bail. The other three suspects were being held pending a court appearance.

Police said the arrests were the result of complaints from the public and tips to the police department’s Ice/Drug Tip Hotline. The number in West Hawaii is 329-0423 (ZERO-ICE) and in East Hawaii it is 934-8423 (934-VICE).

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