Arrest Made in Hilo Narcotics Operation

January 15, 2019, 8:13 AM HST · Updated January 15, 8:13 AM
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Rodney Keaweehu. PC: Hawaiʻi Police Department.

A 60-year-old Hilo man is in police custody following a narcotics operation at a county park.

On Friday, vice officers and detectives conducted an undercover operation at Kealoha Beach Park in Hilo after receiving complaints of illegal drug activity there.

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Police say they were able to identify Rodney Keaweehu as the suspect.

Police executed a search warrant on the man’s moped and recovered 72.5 grams of marijuana packaged for distribution and sale.

Keaweehu was arrested and charged with first, second and third degree promotion of a detrimental drug and was being held on $4,500 bail.

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