Honokaa man facing multiple drug charges

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A Honokaa man is facing a handful of drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant Friday that reportedly turned up marijuana and cocaine.

Omar Gonzales, 36, faces one count each first-degree attempted promotion of a dangerous drug, first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, first-degree attempted promotion of a detrimental drug, and second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug in connection with the reported bust.


According to the Hawaii Police Department, officers from the Area II Vice Section served a search warrant on a residence off of Honokaa-Waipio Road where they recovered 110 grams of marijuana, 50 grams of cocaine, and paraphernalia associated with drug use and/or distribution, along with more than $3,000 in currency for forfeiture.

Gonzales, who was at the residence at the time, was subsequently arrested. Following the filing of charges, his bail was set at $22,250.

Gonzales was released after posting bond and is scheduled to make his initial court appearance Feb. 21 in South Kohala District Court.

Anyone who have information on illegal narcotics activity in West Hawaii is encouraged to call (808) 329-“ZERO-ICE” (808) 329-0423 while those in East Hawaii can call (808) 934-“VICE” 8423, (808) 934-8423.

Those who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

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