Mother and son arrested for meth distribution on Big Island

NORTH KOHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaii Island police have arrested a Hawi man and his mother and charged them with meth distribution and other offenses.

On Thursday morning, officers from the Area II Vice Section, North Kohala Patrol and Community Policing 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, 35-year-old Blaine Isabel and his mother, 55-year-old April Isabel. They were taken to the Kona police cellblock while Vice detectives continued the investigation.

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 pending his initial court appearance on Friday.

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