KAILUA-KONA — Four people were taken into custody earlier this week after a search of a Waimea home resulted in the discovery of drugs and a loaded gun, police confirmed Friday morning. Two of those taken in were released pending further investigation.
According to the Hawaii Police Department, Area II Vice Officers and Special Enforcement Officers executed a search warrant about 8 a.m. Wednesday at a residence off of Puu Pohu Place. During the search, officers reportedly recovered 51 grams of suspected crystal methamphetamine, nine grams of marijuana, a digital scale, empty zip-packets and a loaded .40 caliber pistol.
As a result, officers arrested 42-year-old Stacey Veincent and 24-year-old Mokihana Veincent (Luis), both of Waimea, and 56-year-old Larry Luis and 35-year-old Jamie Jason, both of Puna.
Stacey Veincent was arrested and charged with first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, possession of prohibited weapons, two counts of ownership/possession prohibited and possession of a firearm with intent to facilitate the commission of a felony. Veincent was also arrested and charged for two $20,000 bench warrants.
Mokihana Veincent was arrested and charged with first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, registration of a firearm, possession of prohibited weapons and possession of a firearm with intent to facilitate the commission of a felony.
Larry Luis was arrested for third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug and released pending further investigation.
Jamie Jason was arrested for third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and released pending further investigation.
After conferring with prosecutors, Stacey Veincent and Mokihana Veincent were charged for their offenses. Their bail was set at $200,000 and $22,500, respectively.