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3 Arrested After Drugs, Ammunition, Weapons Recovered from Kainaliu Property

March 5, 2021, 8:02 AM HST
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A search warrant executed on a property in Kainaliu yielded the discovery of drugs, three weapons ammunition and three arrests.

The warrant was executed on Thursday, March 4. Hawai‘i Police Department’s Area II Vice officers responded to the property off Māmalahoa Highway as part of an investigation. During the search, officers recovered a total of 23.2 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a 20-gauge shotgun, a 12-gauge shotgun, a .44 caliber pistol, and more than 800 rounds of various types of rifle, shotgun, and pistol ammunition. Additionally, officers seized $894 for forfeiture.

Officers arrested 51-year-old Gerald Kim, of Kealakekua, for second-gree promotion of a dangerous drug, four counts of firearm ownership/possession prohibited, and contempt of court. Kim’s wife, 51-year-old Rory Kim, was arrested for third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, while 48-year-old Jelson Leslie of Captain Cook was arrested for promotion third-degree of a dangerous drug and two counts of failure to appear.

After conferring with prosecutors, Gerald Kim and Rory Kim were charged for the offenses for which they were arrested. Bail for Gerald Kim was set at $126,000 and $2,000 for Rory Kim. Jelson Leslie was released pending further investigation for the drug offense, but remained in custody for his bench warrants, with his total bail set at $650.

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