Drug investigation by Kahaluu Beach Park, Keauhou Bay yields arrest

  • Samuel Keohokapu

KAILUA-KONA — A month-long investigation into narcotics distribution in the area of Keauhou Bay and Kahaluu Beach Park resulted in the arrest of a Pahoa man last week.

On May 8, Hawaii Police Department’s Area II Vice officers came in contact with Samuel Keohokapu, 47, who was parked along Kaleiopapa Street in Keauhou. Officials say Keohokapu was taken into custody on third-degree promotion of dangerous drug after a police canine alerted to drugs in the car.

Upon executing a search warrant on the vehicle, officers recovered 0.3 grams of heroin and 55.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, which included 14 one-eighth-ounce zip-baggies, packaged for distribution. As a result, Keohokapu was also arrested for two counts of first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug.

After conferring with prosecutors on Friday, Keohokapu was charged for all offenses, and his bail was set at $22,000.

Police encourage community members to continue reporting suspected drug activity.

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