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Complaints lead to Kona drug raid

By Star-Advertiser staff

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Two men and two women were charged with drug offenses after Hawaii County police raided a Kona Highlands house and recovered various drugs, police said.

Police said the raid was the result of complaints form the public and calls to the Police Department’s Ice/Drug Tip Hotline.

Police said they recovered 17.2 grams of methamphetamine, 0.2 grams of crack cocaine, 2.2 grams of heroin and four morphine pills. Police also recovered a loaded .38-caliber revolver, paraphernalia associated with drug use and distribution, and $1,000 dollars in cash. 

Arrested at the scene and later charged were:

>> Herbert Smith, 51, who lives at the house, was charged with seven counts of promoting a dangerous drug, one count of meth trafficking, five counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and two weapons offenses. His bail was set at $315,000. 

>> Alyssa Anderson, 23, who also lives at the house, was charged with one count each of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $4,000. 

>> Sidney Biber, 25, of Kailua-Kona was charged with seven counts of promoting a dangerous drug, one count of meth trafficking, five counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and a weapons offense. Her bail was set at $45,000. 

>> Leonard Karpik, 34, of Ocean View was charged with two counts each of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $40,000. 






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