Police make guns, drug arrest


Police executed a search warrant, made two arrests and recovered a large quantity of crystal methamphetamine and several guns in Hilo over the weekend.

On Saturday, officers recovered 575.9 grams of crystal methamphetamine or “ice,” 9.7 grams of cocaine, 104 grams of dried processed marijuana, 11 firearms, ammunition and associated drug paraphernalia at an address on Piihonua Road in Hilo.


Police say the drugs have a street value of approximately $89,435.

Keola Batalona a 35-year-old Hilo man, and Kaylynn Revilla a 28-year-old Hilo woman, were arrested at the scene.

On Sunday, Batalona was charged with first-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug in the second-degree, second-degree marijuana possession, possession of drug paraphernalia, and 12 counts of prohibited ownership of a firearm.


Batalona’s bail was set at $376,250, and his court appearance is scheduled for today.

Revilla was released pending investigation.

  1. Ed Nelson March 27, 2018 3:03 pm

    I don’t know why you can’t show the whole picture? because they are probably walking the streets! with the court system we get!

    1. blunt TrUth March 27, 2018 4:57 pm

      batalona’s are too fugly to show whole head.

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