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Hawi Mother and Son Charged with Meth Trafficking

February 28, 2014, 11:12 AM HST
* Updated February 28, 11:14 AM
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A North Kohala man and his mother have been charged with distribution of methamphetamine.

Police said Blaine Isabel, 35, and his 55-year-old mother, April Isabel, were arrested Thursday morning following the execution of a search warrant on their home on the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi.

Police allegedly seized 2.2 grams of a crystalline substance, paraphernalia associated with meth distribution, 1.4 grams of a leafy substance and $5,032 in cash.

Both suspects were charged Thursday afternoon with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug and drug paraphernalia.

Both were also charged with promoting a controlled substance near a school. Police said their home is located within 750 feet of a private school.

April Isabel was released Thursday afternoon after posting $16,250 bail.

Blaine Isabel was being held at the police cellblock in lieu of $81,000 bail pending an initial court appearance.

Police encourage members of the public to report suspected narcotics activity to the police department’s Ice Hotlines at 329-ZERO-ICE (329-0423) for activities in West Hawaii from Ka`u to North Kohala, and at 934-VICE (934-8423) for the districts of Puna, South Hilo, North Hilo and Hamakua.

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