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Keaau woman busted 80k worth of drugs

September 19, 2017 - 9:28pm

A 45-year-old Keaau woman is charged with several drug offenses stemming from a sizeable seizure of black tar heroin and other drugs.

Officers and Detectives from the Area I Vice Section executed a search warrant Tuesday, at a residence in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. Investigators recovered 20.6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 253.7 grams of marijuana and 286.1 grams of black tar heroin. The drugs have an estimated street value just under $80,000. Also recovered at the home was over $15,000 in U.S. currency.

Laurellee Corley of Hawaiian Paradise Park was arrested at the scene and subsequently charged with second-degree promoting a dangerous drug, first-degree promoting a dangerous drug, second-degree promoting a detrimental drug, third-degree promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia.

She is being held at the Hilo cellblock in lieu of $17,575 bail pending her initial court appearance scheduled for today, in South Hilo District Court.

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