Duo Snagged in Kona Drug Investigation

A search warrants at a Kona apartment Tuesday evening turned up a pair of drug arrests.

The Hawai`i Police Department reports that at about 4 p.m., Kona Police served a search warrant at an apartment located on Pawai Place in the Kona Industrial Area.

Upon executing the warrant, a Special Enforcement Unit recovered marijuana, meth, heroin, illegal pills, and drug paraphernalia.

Fifty-eight-year-old Samuel Hernandez of Kailua-Kona was arrested for three counts of Promoting a Dangerous Drug 3rd Degree, Promoting a Harmful Drug 4th Degree, Promoting a Detrimental Drug 2nd Degree, and Drug Paraphernalia.

In addition, 18-year-old Kryst Teinauri-Nakamura, who has no permanent address was also arrested. She was arrested on two counts of Promoting a Dangerous Drug 3rd Degree, one count of Promoting a Detrimental Drug 3rd Degree, and Drug Paraphernalia.

Both Hernandez and Teinauri-Nakamura were charged on at 7:30 p.m. Hernandez has bail set at $7,025. Teinauri-Nakamura’s bail is $2,275.

Police ask anyone with information on the case to contact the Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311 or Major Robert Wagner at (808) 326-4646 ext.249.