Hilo man charged after police recover 20 pounds of meth, 'ghost guns'

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Apr. 23—A Hilo man was arrested and charged after Hawaii police recovered more than 20 pounds of methamphetamine and weapons at a residence in the Keaukaha Hawaiian Homes subdivision of Hilo.

The Hawaii Police Department's Area 1 Vice Section on Thursday executed a narcotics search warrant at the residence and found nearly 20.3 pounds of methamphetamine, three 9mm pistols, including two "ghost guns " without serial numbers, an illegal high capacity semiautomatic pistol magazine, ammunition and drug paraphernalia items.

About $13, 200 in U.S. currency and three vehicles were also seized as a result of the search warrant.

Seth Alan Pahinui Spidell was arrested following the search and today was charged with multiple counts of first-degree and second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug. Spidell was also charged with multiple firearms offenses.

Spidell's bail was set at $472, 000 and his initial court appearance is scheduled for Monday in South Hilo District Court.