Hilo man charged with meth trafficking


Hawaii Island police have charged a Hilo man with meth trafficking and other offenses stemming from the execution of a search warrant on Monday, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

At 6:55 p.m. Monday, Area I Vice Section officers served the search warrant at a home in the Waiakea Uka area of Hilo. They recovered 84.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine with an estimated street value of $17,500, paraphernalia associated with the distribution and use of crystal meth and 30.6 grams of marijuana, the department stated.

Police arrested 45-year-old Wesley Kailimai of Hilo and took him to the Hilo police cellblock while Vice Section detectives continued the investigation.

At 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, detectives charged Kailimai with first-degree meth trafficking, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $301,000. He remains in the cellblock pending his initial court appearance scheduled for Wednesday, the department stated.