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Four Charged with Drug Offenses in Hōlualoa

March 5, 2015, 4:23 PM HST
* Updated March 5, 4:26 PM
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The Hawai`i Police Department has charged three men and a woman with drug offenses after executing a search warrant on Tuesday, Mar. 3 at a Hōlualoa home.

Officers recovered an assortment of drugs as well as a loaded, unregistered .22-caliber revolver, and $344 in cash at the 75-5200 block of Māmalahoa Highway.

The materials found included 13.7 grams of crystalline substance, 0.3 grams of a brown tar-like substance, 1.2 grams of a dried, leafy green material, one ecstasy pill, one unprescribed prescription pill, and meth paraphernalia.

Sixty-three year-old Edward Schoeppner Jr. of the Hōlualoa residence, 43-year-old Teri Pedro of Kailua-Kona, and 38-year-old Jose Garcia and 40-year-old David Mahi, both whom have no permanent address, were arrested at the scene. They were taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

On Wednesday afternoon (Mar. 4), Schoeppner was charged with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia following the Tuesday search of his home. He was previously charged with several drug offenses during a December search warrant conducted at the same house, but escaped arrest. Schoeppner’s bail has been set at $96,500.

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Garcia was charged with meth trafficking, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and five firearms offenses. His bail has been set at $193,000.

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Mahi was charged with two counts each of promoting a dangerous drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail has been set at $8,000.

Pedro was charged with promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a harmful drug, and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail has been set at $5,000.

The four remain at the Kona cellblock until their first court appearance scheduled Thursday.

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