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Two Kona drug arrests lead to another

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 11:50 a.m. HST, May 07, 2013


Hawaii County police made a routine traffic stop Saturday that eventually led to the arrest of three suspects in two separate cases.

Two women were stopped at 9 p.m. Saturday in Kona, Hawaii County police said. After drug paraphernalia were seen in the car, police seized a glass smoking pipe and two small plastic bags containing residue of a white powdery substance.

The driver, 47-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona, and her passenger, a 37-year-old woman from Pahala, were arrested on suspicion of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. 

During the arrest, a Kia sedan passed police twice and yelled at one of the women. An officer recognized the Kia’s driver as Chito Reno Asuncion, 37, of Pahala, who was wanted on three outstanding bench warrants. When police tried to stop the Kia, it sped toward two other officers who were standing on the road signaling for him to stop. The officers had to jump out of the way to avoid being hit but were not injured. 

Asuncion was later apprehended on the warrants for two counts of contempt of court and one count of failure to appear. His bail on those charges was set at $20,300. He was also arrested on suspicion of reckless endangering. 

On Sunday, police obtained a search warrant for the Kia and recovered a glass smoking pipe and a small plastic bag with residue of a white powdery substance, as well as brass knuckles. 

Also Sunday, the two women from the initial traffic stop were released pending further investigation. 

On Monday, detectives charged Asuncion with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, two counts of second-degree reckless endangering, carrying a deadly weapon, resisting an order to stop, driving with an expired license, promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail on those offenses was set at $12,000.







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kahu808 wrote:
Batuheads.
on May 7,2013 | 12:00PM
allie wrote:
meth heads..lots of them on the lawless big island
on May 7,2013 | 12:16PM
XlllX wrote:
Lennay Kekua is that you?
on May 7,2013 | 12:33PM
Hawaiians wrote:
Go get em' we don't need no more ice heads.
on May 7,2013 | 02:06PM
yrusodz wrote:
allie would know about meth use as he displays exaggerated brain cell death (necrosis) typical of meth heads. That would explain the constant flow of truly dumb comments.
on May 8,2013 | 12:31PM
cojef wrote:
Meth addicts have little chance at mental rehabiltation as well as regaining their health. A really bad drug that as poor recovery stats.
on May 7,2013 | 01:54PM
olos73 wrote:
Lolo. When you drive by the police 2 times, and yell at the wahine, you only bringing attention to yourself. What, you trying to razz them cuz they got stopped? Well, with all the charges you get, they going razz you. Bachi...
on May 8,2013 | 12:16PM
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