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Kona man nabbed for drug offenses


A 36-year-old Kona man who was wanted by police has been arrested for the original offenses and new drug charges.

Theodore Kahuilani Casuga of Kailua-Kona was wanted on a bench warrant for contempt of court. Police had also issued an all-points bulletin for his arrest in connection with several identity theft, theft and forgery investigations.

On Friday (Nov. 26), officers from the Area II Vice Section attempted to arrest him by the old Kona airport. A struggle ensued and Casuga was taken into custody.

During the arrest, police recovered resealable plastic bags containing 0.4 grams of crystal methamphetamine.

After conferring with prosecutors, police charged Casuga with criminal contempt of court, promoting a dangerous drug, possessing drug paraphernalia, resisting arrest, unauthorized possession of confidential information, seven counts of theft, six counts of forgery and six counts of identity theft.

His bail was set at $124,300. He was held at the Kona police cellblock until his court hearing Monday morning (Nov. 29).

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