Hilo man charged in crystal meth bust

Wesley Kailimai

Hawaii Island police have charged a Hilo man with trafficking crystal methamphetamine and other offenses stemming from the execution of a search warrant on Monday, April 7.

At 6:55 p.m. Monday, officers from the Area I Vice Section served the search warrant at a home in the Waiakea Uka area of Hilo. They recovered 84.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $17,500, paraphernalia associated with the distribution and use of crystal meth and 30.6 grams of marijuana.

Police arrested 45-year-old Wesley Kailimai of Hilo and charged him with first-degree meth trafficking, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

His bail was set at $301,000.

Kailimai remains in the cellblock pending an initial court appearance Wednesday.

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