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HPD Nabs Felon After Reckless Driving Reports

May 28, 2016, 1:00 PM HST
* Updated May 28, 8:08 AM
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felon Cory Young

Cory Young. HPD photo.

Tips from motorists about a reckless driver have led to multiple drug and weapons charges against a convicted felon.

At 8:20 p.m. Wednesday, May 25, South Kohala Patrol Officers responded to reports of a reckless driver operating a red, two-door sedan on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway (Route 200) at the 16-mile marker headed in the Kona direction.

At 9:30 p.m., officers located the vehicle traveling westbound on Route 200 near the Route 190 intersection.

Police determined that the driver and sole occupant, 39-year-old Cory Young of Hilo, was wanted in a narcotics investigation by the Area I Vice Section.

After arresting him, they found two packets containing .2 grams of methamphetamine and $4,425 in cash on his person.

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Young’s vehicle was towed to the South Kohala police station and Young was taken to the Kona police cellbock while Area II Vice Section detectives continued the investigation.

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On Thursday, May 26, detectives executed a search warrant on his vehicle and recovered a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 29 unspent rounds of ammunition, 189.4 grams of methamphetamine packaged for distribution, 0.6 grams of cocaine, 18 hydrocodone pills, 4 morphine pills, 202.2 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution, and paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of methamphetamine and marijuana.

At 1:20 p.m. Friday, May 26, Young, who is a convicted felon, was charged with first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, four counts of third-degree promotion of dangerous drugs, first-degree promotion of detrimental drugs, second-degree promotion of detrimental drugs, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, eight firearm offenses, reckless driving, driving without a license and driving without insurance.

In addition, for the previous narcotics offenses initiated by Area I Vice, Young was arrested and charged with one count of first-degree promotion of detrimental drugs and three counts each of third-degree promotion of dangerous drugs possession of drug paraphernalia.

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His bail was set at $297,000. He remains at the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday.

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