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Kailua-Kona man busted for meth Tuesday (May 24)


James Santiago

James Santiago

A Kailua-Kona man was arrested Tuesday (May 24) in a drug raid at his home.

Area II Vice Section officers executed a narcotics search warrant at the Marlin Road home at 10:50 p.m. Tuesday and recovered 9.5 grams of packaged methamphetamine, cocaine residue, various items of drug paraphernalia and an electric stun gun. Officers also recovered $580 in cash for forfeiture.

Two residents of the home, 62-year-old James Santiago and 33-year-old Laurie Anteau were arrested on suspicion of promoting dangerous drugs. After consulting prosecutors, police released Anteau on Tuesday night without charges.

Santiago was charged Tuesday night with second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of possession of an electric stun gun. He was released from police custody after posting $71,000 bail.

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