Mountain View man faces drug, firearms charges
A Puna man faces several drug and firearms charges in connection with an incident in August 2022.
According to the Hawai‘i County Office of the Prosecuting Attorney, 32-year-old Daesyn Pacheco-Muragin of Mountain View was charged via felony information in relation to an Aug. 15 traffic stop on Volcano Highway, during which he is alleged to have fled the scene prior to being apprehended.
Pacheco-Muragin was arrested Wednesday for the outstanding felony information warrant in this case and another unrelated warrant.
As the information alleges, Pacheco-Muragin was charged with place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers (a .44-caliber Magnum rifle), carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug (possession of any amount of methamphetamine), prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, driving without a license and three counts of ownership or possession of ammunition prohibited.
Place to keep loaded firearms other than pistols and revolvers, carrying or possessing a loaded firearm on a public highway and ownership or possession prohibited are all Class B felonies punishable by up to 10 years in prison. If convicted as charged, Pacheco-Muragin faces sentencing to a mandatory prison term and would not be eligible for probation.
Pacheco-Muragin is scheduled to make his initial appearance today (Jan. 5) in Hilo Circuit Court. He remains in custody in lieu of $136,000 bail.
The investigation was handled by Hawai‘i Police Department Officers Alric Dalere and Rodney DeLima with the Area I Criminal Investigation Section’s Special Enforcement Unit. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy County Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Soong.