Vice Officers Charge Man With Various Drug Offenses

Hawai`i Police Department officers with the Area II Vice section and from the Criminal Intelligence Unit arrested two individuals on Wednesday.

According to authorities, the pair was spotted just before 11:30 a.m. in a Dodge pickup parked along Ali`i Drive in Kailua-Kona.

Alberta Herrera and Che Herreraboth, both 37-years-old and most recently of Kailua-Kona, were arrested after the officers observed marijuana in the vehicle.

During the investigation officers also recovered 10.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, a digital scale, 87 rounds of 9mm ammunition, eight rounds of .38 caliber ammunition and a .30 caliber carbine round. A 9mm semi-automatic pistol was also recovered.

The street value of the narcotics is just over $2,100.

On Thursday, after conferring with prosecutors, Che Herrera was charged with Promotion of a dangerous drug in the second-degree, Ownership or possession of a firearm prohibited, two counts of Possession of prohibited weapons and two counts of Place to keep. Herrera is currently being held at the Kona Police cellblock in lieu of $19,500 total bail.

Alberta Herrera was released pending further investigation. 

HPD provided photo.