HANAMAULU, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police on Kauai made a major drug bust on Tuesday -- arresting two men and recovering a giant stash of crystal methamphetamine.
The drugs were discovered in a home in Hanamaulu. While acting on a search warrant, police entered the home and found $2,000 in cash, a stolen handgun and various illicit drugs, including more than seven pounds of methamphetamine. The drugs have a street value of approximately $1.6 million.
"This is the largest amount of crystal methamphetamine that the department has seized in a single incident with the take down of this drug trafficking organization," said Kauai Police Chief Darryl Perry.
Hanamaulu resident Andrew Martinez, 24, and Steven Orozco, 28, of Stockton, California were arrested and face several charges including first-degree meth trafficking, theft and charges related to altering identification.