Mother, son charged with meth distribution near private school

Published On: Feb 28 2014 10:30:00 AM HST

35-year-old Blaine Isabel and his mother, 55-year-old April Isabel, both arrested and charged with five drug-related offenses following a meth bust on the Big Island Thursday.

HAWI, Hawaii Island -

Big Island police have arrested and charged a mother, son duo for distributing meth from their home near a private school.

According to police 35-year-old Blaine Isabel and his mother, 55-year-old April Isabel, were arrested Thursday morning after officers from the North Kohala Vice Division served a warrant for their home in the 55-3300 block of Akoni Pule Highway in Hawi.

That home is reported to be within 750 of a private school.

During their search, police reported recovering 2.2 grams of a crystalline substance, 1.4 grams of a dried leafy substance, paraphernalia often used in meth distribution and $5,032 in cash.  

The Isabels were charged Thursday afternoon each with five drug-related charges, including meth trafficking and promoting a controlled substance near a school.

April Isabel was released Thursday evening after posting $16,250 bail. Her son was held at the cellblock in lieu of $81,000 bail pending his initial court appearance on Friday.


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