Hilo man charged with drug and firearms offenses


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.


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.


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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