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Drug bust 10-08-07

Hawaii Police Department
Area I Vice Section
Lieutenant Samuel Jelsma
Phone: 961-2253
October 8, 2007, 2007
Report No. C07032401

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Robles mug shot Sotelo-Almazan mug shot
Herman Robles Cirilo Sotelo-Almazan

… arrested on drug charges

Media Release

On October 5, 2007, Officers from the Hilo Vice Section’s Ice Task Force Unit executed a search warrant at a Lehua Street residence in the Fern Acres subdivision in Mountain View.

Police recovered 30 grams of crystal methamphetamine, plastic bags and an empty jar that was allegedly used to conceal the drugs.

Police arrested two California men, 30-year-old Herman Robles and 47-year-old Cirilo Sotelo, also known as Cirilo Sotelo-Almazan.

Continued investigation allowed officers to obtain a second search warrant for a Peck Road residence in connection with this incident.

At the Peck Road residence, officers recovered a digital scale, and additional plastic bags as well as $2,700 in U.S. currency.

Both suspects were charged with various offenses, including promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree, drug paraphernalia, tampering with evidence and criminal conspiracy to conduct unlawful methamphetamine trafficking.

Bail was set at $150,000 each.