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HPD Arrests Two in Kailua-Kona Drug Bust

March 29, 2018, 10:15 AM HST
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Samuel Clowe. HPD Photo.

The Hawai‘i Police Department announces that on Wednesday,, March 28, 2018, at approximately 9 a.m., Area II Vice officers, and Special Enforcement Unit officers executed a search warrant at an apartment complex off of Manawalea Street in Kailua-Kona.

Officers recovered 12.5 grams of methamphetamine, packaged for distribution in 23 zip-packets, weighing between .4 and .6 grams each. Officers also recovered two syringes loaded with suspected steroids, a scale, a glass smoking pipe with crystalline residue and a cut straw with crystalline residue.

Michelle Ilae. HPD Photo.

Officers arrested 46-year-old Michelle Ilae and 31-year-old Samuel Clowe for the promotion of a dangerous drug in the first degree, promotion of dangerous drug in the second degree, promotion of a harmful drug in the fourth degree and possessing drug paraphernalia. After conferring with prosecutors, both parties were charged for all offenses and bail was set at $15,525 for each person.

The police department encourages community members to continue reporting suspected drug activity.

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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