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Kona man nabbed in airport drug bust

MEDIA RELEASE

(UPDATE WITH DATE CORRECTIONS FROM POLICE)

A 46 year-old Kailua-Kona man was arrested for drug offenses on Friday (January 30) at Keahole-Kona International Airport.

Investigators from the Area II Vice Section received information alleging that a James Potts Jr. was smuggling cocaine on a flight from California bound for Kona on the afternoon of January 30.

During the course of the investigation, police recovered approximately 3 ounces of suspected cocaine from Potts. He was charged Friday evening with one count each of promoting a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $3,000

The cocaine has an estimated street value of $6,000.

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