Puna man charged with attempted distribution of fentanyl, attempted possession of fentanyl and PCP
A 46-year-old Puna man has been arrested and charged with attempted distribution of fentanyl and attempted possession of fentanyl and PCP, in relation to receiving a postal parcel at the Kea‘au Post Office.
Guy Lawrence Harper is scheduled to make his initial appearance in Hilo District Court on Monday afternoon. He remains in custody in lieu of $85,000 bail.
As the complaint alleges, Harper was charged with Attempted Promoting a Dangerous
Drug in the First Degree (distribute three-eighths ounce or more of fentanyl), Attempted
Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree (possess one-fourth ounce or more of
fentanyl), and Attempted Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree (possess any amount of phencyclidine/phenylcyclohexyl piperidine, also known as PCP).
The most serious offense, Attempted Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the First Degree, is a class A felony offense punishable by either a twenty-year prison term or ten-year probation and up to two years in jail.
The charges are merely allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and
until proven guilty.
The investigation was a collaboration between members of the Hawai‘i Police
Department’s Area I Vice Section, Homeland Security Investigations, and U.S. Postal Inspection Services. The case is being prosecuted by Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Elyssa Correia Keltner.