Four arrested in Puna drug busts 04-25-05

PHONE: 961-2253
APRIL 25, 2005


Acting on tips made to the “Ice” Hotline, East Hawaii Ice Task Force and Vice Section officers raided two Ainaloa residences in Puna Monday (April 25, 2005) and arrested four male suspects for various drug and other offenses.

Two persons were arrested at a residence on Pearl Street, and one suspect was arrested at a residence on Coconut Drive.

At the Pearl Street residence, officers arrested David Dibley, 40, and William Kahookele, 56, after executing a search warrant.

Dibley was arrested after officers found two glass pipes with residue, miscellaneous packets used to package drugs and two firearms. Dibley is expected to be charged with being a felon in possession of firearms by federal officials.

Kahookele was arrested after police found 0.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine on him and 1.4 grams of the drug in his vehicle. He was arrested on two counts of promotion of a dangerous drug and two counts of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

The two were released pending further investigation by vice officers.

Conducting a search warrant at the second residence, officers arrested David Lundy, 41, and Christopher Wagoner, 26.

Lundy was arrested for promotion of a dangerous drug and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia after officers found a small amount of crystal methamphetamine. He was released pending further investigation.

After being arrested and handcuffed, Wagoner tried to escape by running, but was quickly subdued.

He was charged with second-degree escape and is being held in the Hilo police cellblock on the escape charge and two unrelated warrants. His total bail was set at $13,250.

Big Island police encourage residents suspicious of drug activity in their neighborhoods to call the “Ice” Hotlines. The East Hawaii number is 934-“VICE” (934-8423); the West Hawaii number, 329-“ZERO-ICE” (329-0423). Information may be made anonymously, and all information is kept strictly confidential.

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