In response to complaints received from the public about possible narcotics distribution in the area of Keauhou Bay and Kahaluu Beach Park, Hawai`i Police Department Area II Vice officers concluded a month-long investigation with the arrest of a 47-year-old male.
On Wednesday, officers arrested Samuel Keohokapu of Pahoa for promotion of a dangerous drug in the third degree after a canine narcotic screen of the vehicle Keohokapu was in resulted in a positive canine alert. Keohokapu was parked along Kaleiopapa Street in Keauhou.
Upon executing a search warrant on the vehicle, officers recovered .3 grams of heroin and 55.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, which included 14 one-eighth ounce zip-baggies, packaged for distribution. As a result, Keohokapu was also arrested for two counts of promotion of a dangerous drug in the first degree.
On Friday, after conferring with prosecutors, he was charged for all offenses, and his bail was set at $22,000.
HPD says it encourages community members to continue reporting suspected drug activity.