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Hawaii Couple Charged With Having More Than 25 Pounds of Fireworks, Drugs

Source: Hawaii Police Department; MEGA

Kendell Artuyo and Lexa Artuyo.

Jan. 5 2023, Published 12:00 p.m. ET

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A couple in Hawaii accused of possessing more than 25 pounds of illegal fireworks and drugs was arrested.

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Police say Kendell Artuyo, 31, and his wife, Lexa Artuyo, 31, have been charged with more than half a dozen drug offenses and fireworks violations.

The Artuyos were arrested Dec. 30, when police enacted a search warrant on their home in Puu Nanea Street in Waimea, Hawaii.

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There, police say they found nearly 1.9 grams of fentanyl mixture, 30 Suboxone pills having a total street value of more than $2,200 and more than 25 pounds of illegal aerial fireworks. Police say the couple also had more than $2,570 in U.S. currency for forfeiture.

Police put the couple's two minor children in protective custody.

Authorities say Lexa Artuyo was released because of a medical issue, and her husband posted more than $72,000 in bail. Both are scheduled to be in court on Feb. 2, according to Hawaii News Now.


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