Man arrested in Kona meth case


A Kona man is in custody on more than a half-million dollars bail after being found in possession of methamphetamine and a loaded gun.

On Wednesday, Kona vice officers served a search warrant on a car off Palani Road in Kailua-Kona. The vehicle was occupied by 36-year-old Danny Campogan of Kailua-Kona and 27-year-old Natalie Bowling, who has no permanent address. Police recovered 15.7 grams of a crystalline substance packaged in amounts consistent with meth distribution, a loaded handgun and several rounds of unspent ammunition.

Campogan and Bowling were arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

On Thursday, police released Bowling from custody pending further investigation. Campogan was charged with promoting a dangerous drug, meth trafficking, drug paraphernalia and 18 firearms-related offenses, including being a felon in possession of a firearm. His bail was set at $593,000, and his initial appearance was set for Friday in Kona District Court.

 

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