Search warrant on Big Island home yields over 100 fentanyl pills, ghost guns

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A Mountain View man is facing drug charges after authorities reportedly recovered 132 fentanyl pills and a variety of other illicit substances in his home.

the Hawai’i Police Department’s Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant on Shaun J. Coffer’s Hawaiian Acres Subdivision home on May 1.

Aside from the fentanyl pills, detectives recovered 9 fentanyl patches, 42.01 grams of methamphetamine, 29.66 grams of cocaine, 20 squares of lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as LSD or acid, 4 bottles of morphine, 82.8 grams of marijuana, illegal anabolic steroids to include testosterone cypionate, winstrol, anavar, durateston, sostenon, trenbolone along with 9.34 grams of rock-like fentanyl.

The police also recovered three AR15 style rifles, one of which was un-serialized, commonly referred to as a “ghost gun” with an illegal barrel, an AA Arms assault pistol, an un-serialized Glock-style semi-automatic pistol, a Kimber 1911 pistol, and two additional rifles.


Additionally, the Area I Vice Section seized approximately $100,000 in cash and other assets for administrative forfeiture.

On Friday, after conferring with the County Prosecutor’s Office, Coffer was charged with:

  • Six counts of first-degree promoting a dangerous drug
  • Two counts of second-degree promoting a dangerous drug
  • Two counts of third-degree promoting a dangerous drug
  • Two counts of first-degree promoting a harmful drug
  • One count of second-degree promoting a harmful drug
  • Four counts of fourth-degree promoting a harmful drug
  • One count of first-degree promoting a detrimental drug
  • Two counts of registration firearm mandatory
  • Two counts of ownership prohibited
  • Two counts of manufacturing purchasing or obtaining firearm parts to assemble a firearm having no serial number
  • One count of possession of a firearm with the intent to facilitate the commission of a felony drug offence

Coffer’s bail was set at $718,500 and he is expected to make his initial court appearance on May 6 in Hilo District Court.


The Hawai‘i Police Department is committed to working cooperatively with the community to improve the quality of life of island residents and provide a safer environment for everyone. Police encourage residents to report suspicious and illegal activity to the police department’s non-emergency number at 808-935-3311.

Police ask anyone who may have information regarding this incident to contact Officer Roberto Segobia, of the Area I Vice Section, at 808-961-2207, or via email at

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