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Mother, son arrested for meth distribution near school

Police have arrested a Hawi man and his mother and charged them with meth distribution and other offenses.

On Thursday morning, officers served a search warrant at a home on the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi. The property is within 750 feet of a private school.

Police recovered 2.2 grams of a crystalline substance, paraphernalia associated with meth distribution, 1.4 grams of a dried leafy substance and $5,032 in cash.

Arrested at the scene were the residents, 35-year-old Blaine Isabel and his mother, 55-year-old April Isabel. They were taken to the Kona police cellblock.

On Thursday afternoon, both suspects were charged with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and promoting a controlled substance near a school.

April Isabel was released Thursday evening after posting $16,250 bail. Her son was held at the cellblock in lieu of $81,000 bail pending his initial court appearance on Friday.


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