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More than 20 pounds of methamphetamine were recovered during a reported drug bust at a residence Thursday in Hilo.
During the search of the residence in the Keaukaha Hawaiian Homes subdivision, police reportedly recovered 20.27 pounds, (9,195.6 grams), of methamphetamine, two 9mm un-serialized semiautomatic pistols (ghost guns), a 9mm Mac10 pistol, an illegal high capacity semi-automatic pistol magazine, ammunition, and various drug paraphernalia items, according to the Hawaii Police Department. Officers also seized for forfeiture $13,235 in U.S. currency and three vehicles.
Following the execution of the narcotics search warrant, members of the Hawaii Police Department’s Area 1 Vice Section arrested 33-year-old Seth Alan Pahinui Spidell of Hilo.
Spidell was charged Friday with five counts first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. Because Spidell has previous felony convictions banning him from possessing firearms or ammunition, he was also charged with three counts of ownership possession prohibited; possession of a firearm in commission of a felony drug offense; two counts of manufacturing, purchasing, or obtaining parts to assemble a firearm having no serial number; and possession of prohibited weapons.
Spidell was additionally arrested for a no bail violation of parole warrant.
His bail was set at $472,000 pending an initial court appearance scheduled for Monday in South Hilo District Court.
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