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Two charged with Meth trafficking after arrest at Kona Airport


A man and a woman have been charged with meth trafficking and other offenses after being found with large quantities of narcotics at the Kona airport Wednesday night (December 10).

At about 10:10 p.m. Wednesday, Area II Vice Section officers executed search warrants on two arriving passengers, 35-year-old Rebecca O’Brien of Kailua-Kona and 28-year-old Jacob Stone of Kamuela, and on the items they were carrying.

From within O’Brien’s property, officers recovered six individual bundles of narcotics packaged in a manner consistent with the importation of narcotics. The recovered bundles contained narcotics totaling 127.4 grams of a crystalline substance, 114.5 grams of a white powdery substance, 178.7 grams of a black tar-like substance and 15 grams of an off-white hard substance.

From within Stone’s property, officers recovered three individual bundles of narcotics, also packaged in a manner consistent with the importation of narcotics. The three recovered bundles contained a total of 91.3 grams of a crystalline substance.

The drugs have a street value of more than $70,000.

The two were arrested and taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives from the Area II Vice Section continued the investigation.

At 12:15 p.m. Thursday (December 11) O’Brien was charged with meth trafficking, four counts of promoting dangerous drugs and four counts of drug paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $415,000. Stone was charged with meth trafficking and drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $260,000.

Both remain at the Kona cellblock pending their initial court appearance at Kona District Court scheduled for Friday morning (December 12).

Police encourage the public to call the Police Department’s 24-hour ice hotlines to provide anonymous information about “ice” and other illegal drugs. The hotline phone numbers are 329-“ZERO-ICE” (329-0423) in Kona and 934-“VICE” (934-8423) in Hilo.

For information about how to use the hotlines, visit the Police Department’s website at, click on “Police Hotlines” under the “Contact Us” tab and then on “Vice/Drug Tip Hotline.”

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