Kim finds evidence gathered not admissible, closing drug case involving officer recommended for firing

  • Kona Circuit Judge Robert D.S. Kim hears public testimony in 2019 regarding the closing of a criminal case proceeding to the public involving the drug case of Jose Miranda. (LAURA RUMINSKI/West Hawaii Today, file photos)

  • After two years and countless continuances, all drug charges against Jose Miranda have been dropped.

KAILUA-KONA — Charges in a 2-year-old drug case have been dropped because of officer misconduct, a judge ruled.