HPD Charges Hilo Man With Various Drug Offenses

March 7, 2019, 9:44 AM HST (Updated March 7, 2019, 9:44 AM)
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Jeffrey Leopoldino. PC: HPD

Police have charged a 52-year-old Hilo man for various drug offenses stemming from a search warrant executed on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

On Tuesday, after conferring with prosecutors, Jeffrey Leopoldino was charged with second-degree Promoting a Dangerous Drug, third-degree Promoting a Detrimental Drug and Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia.

Leopoldino’s bail was set at $26,000, and he was released after posting bond.

The Area I Vice Section executed a narcotics search warrant at a Nohea Street address in Hilo after an investigation determined drugs were being sold from home.

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Officers recovered 16.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 24.6 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia along with evidence indicating the distribution and sale of narcotics. Police also seized $3,850 in U.S. currency for forfeiture.

The street value of the seized narcotics is just under $3,000.

The Hawaiʻi Police Department reminds the public to call in drug tips to its  “ICE” hotline at (808) 934-VICE (8123).

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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