Search Warrant on South Kohala Home Yields 4 Arrests
Four people were taken into custody after crystal methamphetamine was found in a South Kohala home earlier this month.
On Nov. 8, Hawai‘i County Police Department’s Area II vice section and Kohala patrol executed a search warrant at a residence off Lani Waimea Street. Officers recovered approximately 10.2 grams of crystal meth and a .22 caliber rifle.
Jose Carpio, 59; Facundo Yaplag, 61, both of Kamuela; and Joseph Sullivan, 31, of Pa‘aulio, were charged with third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. Their bail was set at $2,000 each.
Kasey Hui-Ahsam, 35, was also arrested and charged with second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, mandatory firearm registration, place to keep a firearm, failure to appear and contempt of court. Bail was set at $11,450.
Yaplag posted bail and was released. Carpio, Sullivan, and Hui-Ahsam were unable to post bail and were released to the district court.
A 36-year-old woman and a 35-year-old man who live at the residence were arrested and released pending further investigation.