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Drugs, gun found in search of home

The Maui News

WAILUKU — A man and woman were arrested when police reported finding quantities of drugs and a pistol in a search of a Makawao residence last week.

Baltazar Tateyama, 37, of Haiku and Kiana Lindsey, 23, of Lahaina each were charged with two counts of first-degree promoting of a dangerous drug, four counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, possession of a firearm with intent to facilitate the commission of a felony drug offense, being a felon in possession of a firearm, being a felon in possession of ammunition, possession of deadly weapons, third-degree promoting of a dangerous drug, second-degree promoting of a detrimental drug and second-degree endangering the welfare of a minor.

Bail was set at $250,000 each for Tateyama and Lindsey.

Police Crime Reduction Unit officers executed warrants to search Tateyama and the residence in the 200 block of Mokuahi Street on Wednesday morning, according to police.

Police recovered more than a half-pound of methamphetamine and a firearm, as well as large amounts of heroin, marijuana and cash, said Deputy Prosecutor Lewis Littlepage.

“This is a major criminal enterprise,” he said Monday during Tateyama’s initial appearance in Wailuku District Court.

Tateyama has 11 felony convictions, including one for first-degree assault on a law enforcement officer, Littlepage said.

The prosecution asked that bail for Tateyama and Lindsey be increased to $500,000 each.

Judge Blaine Kobayashi kept bail at $250,000 each for Tateyama and Lindsey.

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