Three people arrested in Hawaii Island meth bust
Big Island police arrested three people during a meth bust early Monday morning. Puna police recovered 52 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice, approximately $1,800 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, a digital scale and re-sealable plastic bags, during a search of a vehicle on Pahoa Village Road.
30-year-old Joshua Kaahu of Honolulu was being held on the highest bail of $275,000. Also arrested were 33-year-old Shane Ducuycuy of Glenwood and 18-year-old Crystal Olivar of Kea’au. Ducuycuy was being held on $125,000 bail and Olivar was being held in lieu of $57,000 bail. All were charged with meth trafficking, promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.
An alert by a narcotic canine detection team led to a search warrant by Area I Vice Section officers.