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Maui Police confiscate $86,000 in Crystal Meth during Pukalani Drug bust

October 18, 2010, 4:44 PM HST
* Updated October 19, 8:21 AM
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By Wendy Osher

Maui Police have arrested a Pukalani man on drug charges after searching a vehicle and his home last week.  Tracy Ibara, 46, was arrested on Tuesday, October 12 when police executed a search warrant on a Ford Ranger pickup truck he was operating.

More than $86,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine was recovered during the October 12, 2010 search warrant in Pukalani. Photo courtesy MPD.

Maui Police confiscated a 2000 Ford Ranger pickup, a 2004 GMC pickup, a 2003 Nissan 350Z and a 2008 Honda 1000 Motorcycle during the search and investigation. Photo by MPD.

Tracy Ibara. Photo courtesy MPD.

Authorities confiscated 287 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice worth an estimated street value of more than $86,000, 17 grams of marijuana worth an estimated street value of $364, and more than $8,000 in cash.

Police also recovered $6,250 in cash from Ibara’s residence on Kaualani Drive in Pukalani.  Ibara was charged with Methamphetamine Trafficking I, Promoting a Detrimental Drug III, and Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia.  His total bail was set at $100,000.

A subsequent No Bail Warrant was issued for Ibara by the Hawaii Paroling Authority for a parole violation.  The arrest was the result of long-term investigation conducted by members of the Maui Police Department’s Vice Division.

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