Hilo Search Warrant Turns Up Large Drug Quantities

The Hawai`i Police Department executed a search warrant at a Hilo address and recovered a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and several guns over the weekend, according to authorities.

On Saturday, Officers and Detectives from the Area I Vice section executed a search warrant at an address on Piʻihonua Road in Hilo.

Officer’s recovered 575.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine or “ice,” 9.7 grams of cocaine, 104 grams of dried processed marijuana, 11 firearms, ammunition and associated drug paraphernalia. The recovered narcotics have a street value of approximately $89,435.

35-year-old Keola Batalona and 28-year-old Kaylynn Revilla, both of Hilo, were arrested at the scene.

On Sunday, Batalona was charged with Promotion of a Dangerous drug in the first-degree, Promotion of a Dangerous Drug in the second-degree, Promotion of a Detrimental Drug in the second-degree, possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and 12 counts of Firearm Ownership Prohibited.

Batalona’s bail was set at $376,250. He is currently being held at the East Hawaii Detention Facility pending his initial court appearance Tuesday.

Revilla was released pending investigation.

Keola Batalona and Kaylynn Revilla. HPD photos.