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Mountain View Man Charged With Various Drug & Weapon Offenses

July 5, 2019, 1:25 PM HST (Updated July 5, 2019, 1:25 PM)
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Hawai‘i Police Department detectives have charged a 63-year old Mountain View man for various drug and weapon offenses stemming from a traffic stop in Hilo.

On Tuesday, July 2, 2019, officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Derby Lane in Hilo. Vice detectives executed a search warrant on the vehicle that was operated by Gregory Cook and recovered 27.9 grams of heroin, 27.9 grams of methamphetamine, 5.9 grams of marijuana, 4 acetaminophen-codeine phosphate pills, and numerous drug paraphernalia items associated with the sale and distribution of narcotics.

Detectives also recovered a loaded 9mm semi-automatic handgun and a metal expandable baton.

On Wednesday, July 3, at 4:44 p.m., after conferring with prosecutors, Cook was charged with two counts of second degree promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of third degree promoting a dangerous drug, third degree promoting a detrimental drug, fourth degree promoting a harmful drug, deadly weapon prohibited, two counts ownership possession prohibited, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway, and place to keep (firearm/ammunition).

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Detectives recovered $4,259 in cash and the 2005 Mazda pick-up that Cook was operating and seized both for forfeiture.

Cook’s bail was set at $158,000.

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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