Marijuana sweep nets 2,973 plants 05-25-02
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HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY TAVARES
MAY 25, 2002
Big Island police officers confiscated 2,973 marijuana plants ranging in height from seedlings to five feet during a three-day operation that ended Wednesday (May 22, 2002).
Agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration and personnel from the Hawaii Army National Guard counter-drug program worked with Big Island officers.
This week’s marijuana sweep — which covered areas of North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and South Kohala — was part of the department’s continuing “Counter-Cannabis Field Operation.”
The operation concentrated on the areas of Umauma in North Hilo; Keaukaha, Panaewa, and Honomu in South Hilo; Glenwood, Kurtistown, Mt. View and Pahoa in Puna; and Waimea in South Kohala.
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