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Kea‘au Woman Arrested on Drug Offenses

September 20, 2017, 11:03 AM HST
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Laurellee Corley. HPD photo.

Laurellee Corley, a 45-year-old Keaʻau woman, has been charged with several drug offenses stemming from a large seizure of black tar heroin and other drugs.

Officers and detectives from the Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant on Tuesday, Sept. 19, at a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

Investigators recovered 20.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 253.7 grams of marijuana and 286.1 grams of black tar heroin.

The drugs have an estimated street value just under $80,000.

Also recovered at the home was over $15,000.


The Hawaiian Paradise Park resident was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with second-degree promoting a dangerous drug, first-degree promoting a dangerous drug, second-degree pr omoting a detrimental drug, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.


She is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $17,575 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.20, in South Hilo District Court.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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