A Honolulu Police Department major indicted earlier this year in a federal extortion case was arrested by the FBI at his Waianae home Monday night accused of intending to distribute the drug crystal methamphetamine.
Carlton Nishimura was indicted in February by a federal grand jury. He is accused of conspiring to accept bribes from illegal gambling operators in exchange for steering officers away from certain gaming rooms.
The FBI said it raided his Waianae home with a search warrant Monday night, discovering more than 200 grams worth of meth they believe Nishimura intended to distribute.
Investigators returned Tuesday evening with a drug-sniffing dog.
Agents could also be seen searching the yard of the Moelua Street home in the Pokai Bay Village subdivision with a metal detector.
They also poured through a packed garage.
Neighbors said they noticed lots of unusual traffic Monday night, but thought Nishimura was having a family get together.
"One car parked in front of our house, since around 10 o'clock in the morning," said Lucita Galano.
She said she heard people in the back yard until almost midnight.
Another neighbor who did not want to be identified described Nishimura as a nice and friendly man.