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Puna Man Charged in Cocaine Bust 09-26-00
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY TAVARES
SEPTEMBER 26, 2000
Hilo Vice Section officers investigating distribution of cocaine converged Monday afternoon (September 25, 2000) on what appeared to be a drug transaction in Hilo and arrested a 28-year-old Puna man.
At 3:50 p.m, Tuesday, Om (cq) Folger, of a Kalapana address, was charged with promoting a dangerous drug. Folger is being held in the Hilo police cellblock in lieu of $100,000 bail.
The suspect was arrested about 1 p.m. Monday after a police dog alerted officers to the presence of narcotics in a car parked in a Prince Kuhio Plaza parking lot.
During the arrest, vice officers seized 2.2 pounds of cocaine which had a street value estimated at more than $40,000.
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