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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted on: Wednesday, September 8, 2004

Big Isle raids yield several arrests

Advertiser Staff

HILO, Hawai'i — Big Island police executed six search warrants last week, arresting several suspects in drug cases.

On Sept. 1, East Hawai'i Ice Task Force and Vice Section officers raided a Hilina'i Street residence in Hilo and recovered a small amount of crystal methamphetamine, 27 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $940 in cash. Chris Eblancas, 35, was charged with three drug counts, police said.

The next day, police raided a Palapalai Street home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision of Puna, seizing 520 marijuana plants, 4 pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and an unregistered revolver. Mallory Vincent, 45, and Peggy Neilsen, 70, were charged with commercial promotion of marijuana, police said.

Three search warrants were executed Friday at homes in Honoka'a. Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were found in a Pa'auhau Camp home, and Lawrence Fujioka, 41, was charged with promoting a detrimental drug, police said. More than 11 grams of crystal methamphetamine was seized from a New Stable Camp home, along with drug paraphernalia, 14 unregistered firearms and ammunition, a Toyota truck, two four-wheelers and a dirt bike.

Oscar W. Bueno, 45, of Honoka'a, and Dwayne Alip, 42, of Kailua, Kona, were charged with two drug counts each.

In a separate action, Kimberly Dilmore-Pryor, 42, of an 'Ilima Street address, was charged with three drug counts after allegedly selling crystal methamphetamine to an undercover officer.

On Saturday, 2 grams of crystal meth and drug paraphernalia were found at a Kalopa Mauka residence in Honoka'a.

Dennis Paul Joaquin, 56, of Honoka'a, was charged with two drug counts and a firearm offense; Gary Dias Souza, 45, of Pa'auilo, and Charles May, 40, of Honoka'a, were both charged with drug and paraphernalia counts.