Hilo man arrested on numerous drug and weapons charges

Hilo man arrested on numerous drug and weapons charges

SOUTH KOHALA, HAWAII (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police arrested a Hilo man on multiple drug and weapons charges Friday afternoon.

Cory Young, a 39-year-old convicted felon, was arrested on numerous charges including: first-degree methamphetamine trafficking, four counts of third-degree promotion of dangerous drugs, first-degree promotion of detrimental drugs, eight firearm offenses, reckless driving and driving without a license or insurance.

His bail was set at $297,000, and his initial court appearance is scheduled for Tuesday.

Young was taken into custody Wednesday, after police stopped him for reckless driving.

Police said they found two packets of 0.2 grams of methamphetamine in the car and over $4,000 in cash.

Young was also wanted for a narcotics investigation by the police's vice section.

A search warrant issued Thursday led to police finding a loaded 9 mm semi-automatic pistol, 29 unspent rounds of ammunition, 189.4 grams of methamphetamine and 202.2 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution, 0.6 grams of cocaine, 18 hydrocodone and four morphine pills and other paraphernalia intended for use of illegal drugs.

Young remains behind bars.

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