Police said a Hawi man and woman were arrested after a search of their home netted more than four ounces of methamphetamine.
On Tuesday, officers served a search warrant on a Hiwahiwa Street home and found 120 grams of a crystalline substance and paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine use and distribution.
Arrested at the scene were 46-year-old Steven Pang and 26-year-old Nicole Hayes. They were taken to the Kona police cellblock while Kona Vice detectives continued the investigation.
On Wednesday, Pang was charged with first-degree meth trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $52,000. Hayes was charged with third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $4,000. They remain at the cellblock pending their initial court appearance scheduled for today.
Police encourage the public to report suspected narcotics activity to the Ice Hotlines at 329-”ZERO-ICE” (329-0423) for information pertaining to Kaʻu, Kona, South Kohala and North Kohala, and at 934-”VICE” (934-8423) for information pertaining to Puna, South Hilo, North Hilo and Hamakua. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.