Big Island police seize $93,000 worth of drugs in Puna bust

Big Island police seize $93,000 worth of drugs in Puna bust
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PUNA, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Big Island police seized several grams of drugs and charged a Pahoa man after using a warrant to search his home in Puna on Monday.

Around noon on Monday, Big Island police officers used a warant to search the Kupono Street home of 55-year-old Jack Brenha. It's the second time this year that officers have gone to the home under the suspicion of drug-related activity.

At the home, police recovered 369.3 grams of heroin, less than a gram of crystal meth, 28 grams of dried and processed marijuana, and $8,100 in cash.

Big Island police say that the drugs have an estimated street value of just over $93,000.

Police arrested Brenha and 46-year-old Samuel Keohokapu of Pahoa at the scene. Later that afternoon, Brenha was charged with several drug charges including promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree.

Keohokapu was released pending further investigation.

Brenha is being held at the Hilo cellblock on $201,000 bail pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Tuesday afternoon. He was out on bail in connection with previous charges from another search warrant issued by police at his home in February.

At the raid in February, police recovered 293.2 grams of crystal meth, 9.2 grams of heroin, 56.1 grams of dried processed marijuana, about $22,000, and four firearms.

Brenha's bail for those charges was $156,500.

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