POSTED: 6:21 a.m. HST, Feb 4, 2011
Two Hilo women were arrested Wednesday for suspicion of possession of crystal methamphetamine, Big Island police said.
Vice officers served a warrant on Dawn Delatorre-Ganon, 28, around noon Wednesday in a shopping center parking lot in Hilo. Police said they recovered 5.2 grams of "ice," a digital scale, empty resealable plastic packets and an ice pipe from her.
They also recovered an additional 0.4 grams of crystal meth in the pickup truck in which she was sitting with Jacqueline "Jackie" Markham, 46. Both women were arrested at the scene.
Delatorre-Ganon was charged with first-degree attempted methamphetamine trafficking, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia, police said. Her bail was set at $305,000.
Markham was charged with third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to police. Her bail was set at $4,000.
Both women were unable to post bail and appeared in South Hilo District Court Thursday afternoon for their initial court appearances.
Police say the public can call their 24-hour ice hotlines to provide anonymous tips about ice and other illegal drugs. The phone numbers are 329-0423 in Kona and 934-8423 in Hilo.