Hawaii Couple Charged With Having More Than 25 Pounds of Fireworks, Drugs
A couple in Hawaii accused of possessing more than 25 pounds of illegal fireworks and drugs was arrested.
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.
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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