Pepe‘ekeo Man Faces Attempted Meth Distribution Charges
A Pepe‘ekeo man was arrested and charged with the attempted distribution of methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine and heroin.
Thirty-one-year-old Kolten Quevedo was arrested by Hawaii Police Department after officers with the Area I Vice Section executed a narcotics search warrant upon a Honda Civic that was being operated by Quevedo on Aug. 24. The 31-year-old was on felony supervision with Big Island Drug Court for two unrelated felony matters at the time of his arrest.
Quevedo made his initial appearance in Hilo District Court on Friday afternoon. The Court maintained his bail at $45,000 and ordered that he appear for his preliminary hearing on Aug. 30, in Hilo District Court.
As the Complaint alleges, Quevedo, who has prior felony convictions for first-degree attempted theft and unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle, was charged with second-degree attempted promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.
If convicted as charged, Quevedo faces sentencing to a mandatory prison term of up to 10 years and will not be eligible for probation.