09-21-15 Waikoloa man charged with drug and weapons offenses

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Vice Section, Area II
Lieutenant Sherry Bird
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226
Report No. C15027642


Media Release

A Waikoloa man has been charged with drug and weapons offenses after concerned citizens reported he had been in a parked car with the engine running for two hours Friday evening (September 18) in Kailua-Kona.

After receiving an 8 p.m. call, Kona Patrol officers responded to the parking lot of a business on Henry Street to check on the man’s welfare. They found him slumped over the driver’s seat of a sports-utility vehicle with the engine still running. When they woke him, he appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant and officers observed paraphernalia associated with intravenous drug use inside the SUV.

The occupant, 39-year-old Derek Conway of Waikoloa, was arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Vice Section continued the investigation. On Saturday morning (September 19), Vice officers executed a search warrant on the SUV and recovered 40.7 grams of suspected heroin, 2.8 grams of suspected methamphetamine, 26 diverted pharmaceutical pills, a switchblade and $4,457 in cash for forfeiture.

At 5:45 p.m. Saturday, Conway was charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant, first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, four counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and one count each of fourth-degree promotion of a harmful drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possessing a prohibited switchblade.

His bail was set at $112,000. He was released from custody Sunday after posting bond.

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