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Kona man charged with drug offenses

By Star-Advertiser Staff


A 36-year-old Kona man has been charged with several drug offenses and resisting arrest after tried to get away from police Friday near the old Kona airport.

Big Island prosecutors charged Theodore Kahuilani Casuga with criminal contempt of court, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, unauthorized possession of confidential information, seven counts of theft, six counts of forgery and six counts of identity theft. His bail was set at $124,300.

A bench warrant for contempt of court had been issued for Casuga, who also was suspected in several identity theft, theft and forgery investigations. On Friday, Kona vice officers tried to arrest him near the old Kona airport. A struggle ensued and Casuga was taken into custody. Police recovered resealable plastic bags containing 0.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

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