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Hawaii island mother, son charged with meth distribution

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    Blaine, left, and April Isabel have been charged with methamphetamine distribution after being arrested at their Hawaii island home.
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A Hawi mother and son have been charged by Hawaii County police with methamphetamine distribution after a raid on their home.

On Thursday morning, police served a search warrant at a home on the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi. The property was within 750 feet of a private school.

Police recovered 2.2 grams of a crystalline substance, paraphernalia associated with meth distribution, 1.4 grams of a dried leafy substance and $5,032 in cash.

Arrested at the scene were the residents, Blaine Isabel, 35, and his mother, April Isabel, 55.

Thursday afternoon, both suspects were charged with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a detrimental drug, possessing drug paraphernalia and promoting a controlled substance near a school.

April Isabel was released Thursday evening after posting $16,250 bail. Her son was held at the cellblock in lieu of $81,000 bail.

Police encourage members of the public to report suspected narcotics activity to the Police Department’s Ice Hotlines at 329-ZERO-ICE (329-0423) for information pertaining to the Districts of Kau, Kona, South Kohala and North Kohala, and at 934-VICE (934-8423) for information pertaining to the Districts of Puna, South Hilo, North Hilo and Hamakua.

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