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Two arrested in Waimea drug bust

Jessie Bitton Jessie Bitton
Robert Reed Robert Reed
WAIMEA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A West Hawaii man and woman have been charged with numerous drug offenses after their arrest in Waimea last week.

On Jan. 17, South Kohala officers responded to a disturbance at a motel on Lindsey Road in Waimea. Police found 20-year-old Robert Reed, who has no permanent address, unresponsive and in a room with 22-year-old Jessie Bitton of Kailua-Kona. Narcotics were visible in the room.

Reed was taken to North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was treated and later released.

During the execution of a search warrant, Vice Section officers recovered 166.5 grams of cocaine, 7 ounces of marijuana, paraphernalia associated with the use and distribution of illegal drugs, and $8,900 in cash from the motel room, as well as a small quantity of cocaine residue and 12.1 grams of marijuana from Reed's vehicle.

Reed and Bitton were arrested Thursday. On Friday, they were each charged with ten counts of promoting a dangerous drug, six counts of promoting a detrimental drug, seven counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and one count of promoting a controlled substance near a school. Their bail was set at $313,000 each.

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