Kailua-Kona man arrested for drugs

  • Che Herrera

A man was arrested in Kailua-Kona for numerous drug offenses, the Police Department said in a news release.

Around 11:25 a.m. Wednesday, officers from the Area II Vice section, along with officers from the Criminal Intelligence Unit, contacted the occupants of a Dodge pickup parked along Alii Drive. After observing marijuana in the vehicle, officers arrested 37-year-old Alberta Herrera and 37-year-old Che Herrera, both most recently of Kailua-Kona.

During the investigation, officers also recovered 10.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale, 87 rounds of 9mm ammunition, eight rounds of .38 caliber ammunition and a .30 caliber carbine round. Also, a 9mm semi-automatic pistol was recovered. The street value of the narcotics is just over $2,100.

On Thursday after conferring with prosecutors, Che Herrera was charged with promotion of a dangerous drug in the second-degree, ownership or possession of a firearm prohibited, two counts of possession of prohibited weapons and two counts of place to keep. Herrera is currently being held at the Kona Police cellblock in lieu of $19,500 total bail.

Alberta Herrera was released pending further investigation.

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