Washington State woman charged with fentanyl and methamphetamine possession on Big Island
A Washington State woman, 32-year-old Courtney Jordan Cato, was charged with fentanyl and methamphetamine possession offenses in relation to an Oct. 5 incident, according to Hawai’i County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen.
Cato was charged with promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree (possess 25 or more fentanyl tablets) and promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree (possess more than an eighth of an ounce of methamphetamine).
These offenses are class B felonies, punishable by either a 10 year prison term or four years probation and up to 18 months in jail.
Cato is scheduled to make her initial appearance on Monday in Hilo District Court. She
remains in custody in lieu of $50,000 bail.
The felony investigation was handled by Det. Kelly Moniz, Area I Vice Section,
Hawai‘i Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Elyssa Correia Keltner.
Anyone with information about illegal narcotics distribution should call the Hawai‘i Police Department Vice Section in East Hawai‘i at 808-961-2258 or in West Hawai‘i at 808-326-4646 Ext. 226 or Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.