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Police Arrest Kona Man for Meth Trafficking

August 10, 2015, 12:02 PM HST
* Updated August 10, 1:06 PM
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A Big Island man faces charges for meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with illegal substances on Aliʻi Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Hawai’i County Police report on Friday afternoon, Vice Section officers served a search warrant to 54-year-old James Busche of Kailua-Kona.

Police say they recovered 92.7 grams of a crystalline substance, 7.8 grams of a dried green leafy substance, paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine use and $632 in cash for forfeiture.

Busche was taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

At 10:30 a.m. Saturday, he was charged with meth trafficking, promoting a detrimental drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $261,000.

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He was held at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday.

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