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Pair Arrested at Kona Airport Charged with Meth Trafficking

December 11, 2014, 4:41 PM HST
* Updated December 11, 4:44 PM
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Two individuals were arrested upon arriving at Kona International Airport Wednesday night.

Rebecca O’Brein, 35, of Kailua-Kona and Jacob Stone, 28, of Kamuela have been charged with meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with large quantities of narcotics Wednesday night.

According to the Hawai’i Police Department, at about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Area II Vice Section officers executed search warrants on two arriving passengers and the items they were carrying at the Kona airport.

Officers found six individual bundles of narcotics within O’Brien’s property. The bundles were packaged in a manner consistent with the importation of narcotics. It contained 127.4 grams of a crystalline substance, 114.5 grams of a white powdery substance, 178.7 grams of a black tar-like substance, and 15 grams of an off-white hard substance.

In Stone’s property, police found three bundles of narcotics. These bundles were also packaged in a manner consistent with the importation of narcotics. Within the bundles was a total of 91.3 grams of a crystalline substance.

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Combined, the drugs have a street value of more than $70,000.

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Police arrested the pair and took them to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Vice Section continued the investigation.

On Thursday at 12:15 p.m. O’Brien was charged with meth trafficking, four counts of promoting dangerous drugs, and four counts of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $415,000.

Stone was charged with meth trafficking and drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $260,000.

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Their initial court appearance is set for Friday. The pair remains at the Kona cellblock.

Members of the public are encouraged to call the Police Department’s 24-hour ice hotlines to provide anonymous information about “ice” and other illegal drugs. The hotline numbers are 329-“ZERO-ICE” (329-0423) in Kona and 934-“VICE” (934-8423) in Hilo.

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