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Hawaii County police arrest man and woman in drug raid

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:59 a.m. HST, Aug 25, 2013

Hawaii County police arrested two people after a search of their Pepeekeo home yielded some 35.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

A narcotics search warrant was executing Thursday at the Kaapepa Street residence. In addition to the drugs, the search turned up paraphernalia associated with distribution. Police also seized a 2006 Dodge truck, a 2001 Toyota Camry, a 1995 Honda hatchback and trailer, and $5,751 in cash for forfeiture.

On Friday, police charged 31-year old Ryland Uchima with first-degree attempted meth trafficking, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Uchima’s bail was set at $56,000. Uchima’s initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday.

The other person arrested, a 30-year-old woman, was released pending further investigation.

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bigislandkurt wrote:
Vice need to do a better job in getting to the big boys.......the ones who supply small timers like these Pepeekeo folks. Yes, it is good to get any meth dealer out of the neighborhood. But meth dealers in the neighborhood are like white hairs. You pull one out and 4 more appear. These Pepeekeo folks were small timers. I mean, how much of a baller are you when you rollin' with 5 grand and a 2001 camry?
on August 24,2013 | 09:00AM
allie wrote:
lawless area
on August 24,2013 | 09:01AM
inHilo wrote:
Are you serious? Been to Pepeekeo?
on August 25,2013 | 06:30AM
star08 wrote:
on August 25,2013 | 08:11AM
Slow wrote:
Congratulations to the good work done by the Hawaii County police. 35.5 grams is a lot of meth. They are obviously distributors, not the two bit street dealers. Meth is the scourge of Hawaii and it is good to see our law enforcement doing the good work. And yes, the island of Hawaii is not only lawless, but has constant rain, deafening coqui frogs, toxic vog, flowing lava (yikes!) and mean people with no aloha whatsoever. Be safe and avoid this place.
on August 24,2013 | 09:24AM
flyinbob wrote:
35 grams is NOT a "lot of meth"
on August 25,2013 | 06:17AM
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