Three people arrested in Hawaii Island meth bust

August 4, 2010, 8:44 AM HST · Updated August 4, 8:44 AM
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Big Island police arrested three people during a meth bust early Monday morning.  Puna police recovered 52 grams of crystal methamphetamine or ice, approximately $1,800 in cash, and drug paraphernalia including glass pipes, a digital scale and re-sealable plastic bags, during a search of a vehicle on Pahoa Village Road. 

Joshua Kaahu. Photo courtesy Hawaii Island Police Dept.

Shane Ducuycuy. Photo courtesy Hawaii Island Police Dept.

Crystal Olivar. Photo courtesy Hawaii Island Police.

30-year-old Joshua Kaahu of Honolulu was being held on the highest bail of $275,000.  Also arrested were 33-year-old Shane Ducuycuy of Glenwood and 18-year-old Crystal Olivar of Kea’au.  Ducuycuy was being held on $125,000 bail and Olivar was being held in lieu of $57,000 bail.  All were charged with meth trafficking, promotion of a dangerous drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

An alert by a narcotic canine detection team led to a search warrant by Area I Vice Section officers.

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