Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses

  • JONAH COBB-ADAMS QUIOCHO

Police arrested and charged a 20-year-old Hilo man with numerous drug and firearms offenses for an incident early Friday morning in Hilo.

Jonah Cobb-Adams Quiocho is charged with seven firearms offenses — including two counts of carrying a loaded firearm on a public road — plus resisting arrest, second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, five counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, plus marijuana possession and drug paraphernalia.

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According to police, officers were canvassing the area near Prince Kuhio Plaza for witnesses to an unrelated incident that just occurred. They encountered a vehicle with two people inside illegally parked on Ohuhou Street and a strong smell of marijuana emanating from the vehicle, police said.

Officers made contact with Cobb-Adams Quiocho, the driver, and a juvenile male passenger, and noted a handgun in plain view on the rear floor of the car, police said.

Cobb-Adams Quiocho was taken into custody after what police described as “a short struggle.” Police said he had a loaded pistol and ammunition in his pants front pockets.

The juvenile was arrested and released to an adult guardian.

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Police say a search of the vehicle turned up a loaded handgun, just less than a pound of dried, processed marijuana; almost 7 grams of Dimethyl Tryptamine (DMT), a Schedule I hallucinogenic and psychedelic drug; a small amount of methamphetamine; miscellaneous prescription pills; drug paraphernalia and $606 in cash.

Cobb-Adams Quiocho’s bail was set at $27,750. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Monday.

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