Hawaiʻi Police Department
Vice Section, Area I
Lieutenant Mark Farias
Report No. C13022346
A man and a woman were arrested Thursday (August 22) when Vice officers served a search warrant on their home in Pepeʻekeo.
During execution of a narcotics search warrant on Kaʻapepa Street on Thursday morning, officers recovered 35.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine along with paraphernalia associated with its distribution. Police also recovered a 2006 Dodge 2500 diesel truck, a 2001 Toyota Camry, a 1995 Honda two-door hatchback and its trailer, and $5,751 in cash for forfeiture.
Arrested at the scene were 31-year-old Ryland Uchima and 30-year-old Kaycie DeMotta.
At 12:30 p.m. Friday (August 23), police charged Uchima with attempted first-degree meth trafficking, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and two counts of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $56,000. He is being held at the Hilo police cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Monday.
DeMotta was released pending further investigation.