Police: meth, cocaine, marijuana seized during Mililani raid

Virginia Presto
Virginia Presto

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

MILILANI (KHNL) - Honolulu police swarmed a Mililani neighborhood and raided a suspected drug house Monday. Half a dozen people, including a man with nearly 100 prior arrests, were taken into custody.

People who live on Waimakua Drive wake up to a neighborhood buzzing with activity, as members of the Specialized Services Division and Wahiawa Crime Reduction Unit move in on a house at about 6 am.

"It was difficult because I've never seen anything like that happen before," Virginia Presto, neighbor, said.

Police say during a search of the home, they find seven to 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine, the same amount of crack cocaine, and a couple of marijuana plants growing in the back yard.

"It was devastating," Presto said. "I just said, 'Oh no God, not that.'"

Officers arrest two women and four men, including Kevin Kim, the home owner's son.

"First thing that came to my mind, I said, 'Oh my God, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Kim,'" Presto said. "My heart goes out to them."

Neighbors say they suspected criminal activity because of the increased traffic around the house.

"They park the cars and let the engine run," Presto said. "I even spoke to one of them, 'Please, don't let your engine run 'cause the fumes gets into my living room and bedroom.'"

One of the suspects is no stranger to police. They say Dana Sabog, 44, has more than 90 prior arrests.

They also say there's no electricity in the house. The residents were living on battery power and using propane stoves.

"What can we do? You help them to a certain degree, and it's up to them to wake up and stand on their feet and go on with the future and not go backwards, you know," Presto said.

The suspects are at the Wahiawa police station. Charges are pending.