A Kona woman was charged with several narcotics offenses after being found in a stolen vehicle.
On Wednesday, Sept. 24, Kona patrol officers stopped a vehicle on Maiau Street in the Kaloko Light Industrial area after the vehicle was reported to be stolen. Within the vehicle, officers located the operator, a juvenile, along with 20-year-old Andrew Osoro, 35-year-old Sharon Pihi, and 36-year-old Davy-Ann Gouveia, all of Kailua-Kona. The four individuals were placed under arrest and taken to the Kona police cellblock as vice officers continued the investigation.
Upon executing a search warrant on the vehicle, officers recovered one and a half ounces of a crystalline substance, 24 various prescription pills, 6.7 grams of a dried green leafy substance, and paraphernalia associated with narcotics distribution and use. Officers also seized for forfeiture currency totaling $850.
The juvenile was released, pending further investigation that Wednesday afternoon.
Osoro was released, pending further investigation on Thursday, Sept. 25, and Gouveia was released, pending further investigation on Friday, Sept. 26.
Also on Friday morning, vice officers arrested and charged Pihi with methamphetamine trafficking, promoting dangerous drugs, promoting harmful drugs, promoting detrimental drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Her bail for those offenses was set at $302,000. Pihi was also arrested and charged for revocation of probation and bail for that offense was set at $25,000.
Pihi remained at the cellblock until her initial court appearance on Monday, Sept. 29.