Police displayed illegal guns, drugs, drug paraphernalia and chicken fighting gaffs yesterday that were seized in a raid of a house in Waipahu on Saturday.

HPD’s Waipahu
bust was second visit

Honolulu police had previously raided the Waipahu house where officers seized crystal methamphetamine, guns and money Saturday, police said.

But vice officers said they did not know details of the previous raid at Unit No. 51 at 94-125 Pahu St. -- which involved the three same residents -- and why the residents were not charged in the earlier raid.

Police displayed some of the 20 grams of methamphetamine, $2,800 in cash, guns and drug paraphernalia seized in Saturday's raid because of heightened interest in "ice" due in part to the Hawaii Drug Control Strategy Summit this week, said Capt. Kevin Lima, Honolulu Police Department Narcotics/Vice Division.

"My officers, I can't give them enough credit. They do this practically on a ... I don't want to say on a daily basis, but at least a weekly basis. Sometimes we get more, sometimes we get less," Lima said.

Police also seized 30 chicken-fighting gaffs but none of the dozens of fighting chickens found on the property.

Nine suspects, including a 61-year-old man, his 33-year-old son and 26-year-old daughter who live at the home, were arrested on numerous drug and firearm offenses. None has been charged in the case.

Lima said the 61-year-old man has 50 prior arrests, the son has 80 prior arrests and the daughter has 41 prior arrests. None has been charged with or convicted of any drug offenses.

Police investigated the home after receiving numerous community complaints, Lima said. It takes police months to conduct an investigation to get a search warrant, he said.


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