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Hawaii island mother, son charged with meth distribution

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENTBlaine, left, and April Isabel have been charged with methamphetamine distribution after being arrested at their Hawaii island home.
    COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Blaine, left, and April Isabel have been charged with methamphetamine distribution after being arrested at their Hawaii island home.

A Hawi mother and son have been charged by Hawaii County police with methamphetamine distribution after a raid on their home.

On Thursday morning, police served a search warrant at a home on the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi. The property was 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, Blaine Isabel, 35, and his mother, April Isabel, 55.

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.

Police encourage members of the public to report suspected narcotics activity to the Police Department’s Ice Hotlines at 329-ZERO-ICE (329-0423) for information pertaining to the Districts of Kau, Kona, South Kohala and North Kohala, and at 934-VICE (934-8423) for information pertaining to the Districts of Puna, South Hilo, North Hilo and Hamakua.

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