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03-09-18 Kealakehe High School drug incident (Update)

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kona Patrol, Area II
Officer Mike Thompson
Phone: (808) 935-3311
Report No. C18007099



Media Release (Update)

Hawaiʻi Island police responded to Kealakehe High School at yesterday, (March 8), on the report of a female juvenile being transported to the Kona Hospital by Medics after ingesting a brownie, passing out and experiencing convulsions. Later, a second juvenile female was transported to the hospital after ingesting brownies.

Upon investigation, it was determined that another student had sold her a brownie believed to contain marijuana. He was brought to the office, and additional brownies were located upon search, by school officials, of his backpack. A second student was also located in possession of a brownie and had additional marijuana in his backpack, which was located upon search, by school officials.

The responsible party (M-14) was kept in custody and transported this morning to Hale Hoʻomalu Juvenile Detention Facility in Kapolei. He has been charged with  Promoting a controlled substance, on, or near schools, school vehicles, public parks, or public housing projects or complexes. Additionally, he has been charged with Assault in the third-degree.

Both of the females have been released from the hospital.

If anyone has information on this incident, please contact Officer Mike Thompson at (808) 935-3311.