Waikoloa man, 46, charged with drug, firearms offenses

2 women arrested in drug bust released pending investigation

 UPDATED 10:52 AM HST Feb 26, 2013

Three people were arrested Friday when vice officers served a search warrant on a home in Waikoloa, according to Big Island police.

During the search at the house on the 68-1600 block of Alana Street, police recovered 13.5 grams of methamphetamine, 0.5 grams of marijuana, two handguns and various items of drug-related paraphernalia.  They also recovered $8,852 in cash and two flat-screen televisions for forfeiture.

At the scene, police arrested the resident, 46-year-old Paul Solis Sr., and two women, 24-year-old Zerica Bell-Ching of Hawi, and 20-year-old Ainjel Mullaley of Waikoloa.  All three were taken to the Kona police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

On Saturday afternoon, the two women were released pending further investigation.  Solis was charged with meth trafficking, promoting a detrimental drug, two counts of promoting a dangerous drug, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia and four firearms offenses.  His bail was set at $36,750.  He was released from police custody Saturday evening after posting bail.

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