Three arrested in Waikoloa for drug offenses 05-23-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAM
OFFICER MARK K. FARIAS
PHONE: 887-3080
MAY 23, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

South Kohala Patrol officers arrested three males Thursday (May 22, 2003) for a variety of drug offenses.

Acting on a search warrant in the Waikoloa area, the officers arrested Joel Laber, 57, of Waikoloa; Matthew Laber, 20, of Waikoloa; and Evan Loney, 19, of Waimea.

They were arrested on two counts of promoting a detrimental drug, one a felony offense; one count of promoting a harmful drug, a felony offense; and illegal possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police also recovered 81.3 grams of dried, processed marijuana, 14.1 grams of psilocybin mushrooms and various drug paraphernalia. Officers also confiscated $1,012 in cash for forfeiture.

The suspects were later released pending further investigation.

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