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Ice bust 09-15-09

Hawai’i Police Department
Vice Section, Area I
Lieutenant Richard Sherlock
Phone: 961-2253
September 15, 2009
Report No. C09026668

Image: Hirakawa mug shot

Kauiokuualoha Hirakawa
…arrested and charged with meth trafficking

Media Release

Hawai’i Police Department officers arrested and charged a 35-year-old California man with methamphetamine trafficking on Monday (September 15).

Kauiokuualoha Hirakawa of La Mesa, California, was arrested after Hilo vice officers served a search warrant at his hotel room on Banyan Drive and recovered four ounces of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice.” The drugs have a wholesale value of approximately $16,000 in Hawai’i.

Hirakawa was charged with methamphetamine trafficking in the first degree and possession of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $25,000.