Tuesday, September 16, 2003

Raid nets guns,
drugs and 9 arrests

A 61-year-old man and his 33-year-old son and 26-year-old daughter, each with a long history of arrests, were arrested Saturday in a raid of a suspected drug house in Waipahu.

Six others -- three men and three women, ages 20 to 35 -- were also arrested at the Pahu Street home.

Police recovered 20 grams of methamphetamine, two handguns with silencers, a rifle with a shortened barrel, $2,800 in cash and 30 chicken-fighting gaffs, said Capt. Kevin Lima, Honolulu Police Department Narcotics/Vice Division.

The nine people were arrested on a variety of offenses, including drug promotion, possession of drug paraphernalia, being a felon in possession of a firearm, possession of an unregistered firearm, altering the identification number of a firearm and possession of silencers. The suspects could be charged with these state charges, or they could face federal charges because Waipahu is a Weed & Seed area.

Four suspects were also arrested on outstanding warrants, one was arrested for allegedly violating the terms of his release on bail and one was sent back to prison for violating her parole.

The 61-year-old man has 50 prior arrests, his son has 80 prior arrests and the man's daughter has 41 prior arrests, Lima said.

The brother and sister listed the Pahu Street address as their residence. Police started their investigation of the home and obtained a search warrant after receiving community complaints, Lima said.


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