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Maui Police Recover $540,000 Worth of Cocaine in Drug Trafficking Probe

November 2, 2009, 4:05 PM HST
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Maui Police recovered 540 grams of cocaine, worth an estimated street value of $540,000, during a drug trafficking probe.  Authorities say the organization is suspected of importing the powdered cocaine from California to Maui County.

File Photo by Wendy Osher.

File Photo by Wendy Osher.

The investigation was launched when Maui Police received information of suspicious parcels being shipped over the past few years.  A query of one of the parcels resulted in the obtainment of a search warrant for that parcel.

As a result of the search, approximately 540 grams (1 pound and 3 ounces) of powdered cocaine was recovered, along with drug paraphernalia.

A subsequent search of a suspect’s vehicle resulted in the recovery of about 7 grams of processed marijuana and .7 grams of hashish.

Authorities arrested a 40 year old Lahaina man for Promoting a Dangerous Drug I, Promoting a Detrimental Drug III, Promoting a Harmful Drug III and 3 counts of Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia.  He was released pending further investigation on all counts.

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The case will be pending review by the Prosecutor’s Office.

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(Posted by Wendy Osher; Information provided by the Maui Police Department)

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