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4 charged with drug counts after Hawaii island raid

  • COURTESY HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
    Clockwise from top left: Edward Schoeppner Jr., David Mahi, Teri Pedro and Jose Garcia.
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Hawaii County authorities charged three men and a woman with a variety of drug offenses after vice officers raided a Holualoa home Tuesday and recovered drugs, a gun and cash.

Vice officers, searched a home on the 75-5200 block of Mamalahoa Highway on Tuesday and recovered suspected drugs, paraphernalia used in crystal methamphetamine use and distribution, a loaded unregistered .22-caliber revolver and $344 in cash for forfeiture, police said.

Police arrested Edward Schoeppner Jr., 68, of Holualoa, Jose Garcia, 38, David Mahi, 40, Teri Pedro, 43, of Kailua-Kona, at the scene.

Schoeppner was charged Wednesday with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia in connection with Tuesday’s search warrant. He was also charged with meth trafficking, promoting a dangerous drug, promotiing a harmful drug and two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia related to a search warrant executed in December at the same house. His bail was set at $96,500.

Garcia was charged with meth trafficking, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of posessing drug paraphernalia and five firearms offenses. His bail was set at $193,000.

Mahi was charged with two counts each of promoting a dangerous drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $8,000.

Pedro was charged with promoting a dangerous drug, promoting a harmful drug and possessing drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $5,000.

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