Police arrest two in Hilo ‘ice’ bust 01-22-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO ICE TASK FORCE
DETECTIVE MARSHALL K. KANEHAILUA
PHONE: 961-2340
JANUARY 22, 2004
H-77727/HL

MEDIA RELEASE

Hilo Ice Task Force officers served a search warrant at an Aapi Place residence in Hilo Wednesday (January 21, 2004), recovered illegal drugs and arrested a man and a woman.

About 5:20 p.m., Task Force and East Hawaii Vice Section officers searched the residence and arrested Justin Bachiller, 25, and Cindy DeCosta, 23, on three counts of promoting dangerous drugs, four counts of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of promoting a detrimental drug.

They also recovered 5.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” 2.4 grams of marijuana and illegal drug paraphernalia.

DeCosta was released pending further investigation and Bachiller was being held in the Hilo cellblock on four unrelated bench warrants pending a prosecutor’s decision on charging him with the drug offenses.

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