Marijuana Sweep Nets 4,981 Plants 10-19-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY TAVARES
PHONE: 961-2253
OCTOBER 19, 2001

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island vice officers confiscated 4,981 marijuana plants ranging in height from seedlings to 10 feet during a five-day operation that ended Friday (October 19, 2001).

Big Island vice officers were joined in the operation by personnel from the Statewide Marijuana Eradication Task Force.

This week’s marijuana sweep — which covered areas of Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and Ka’u — was part of the department’s continuing “Counter-Cannabis Field Operation.”

The operation concentrated on the areas of Paauilo in Hamakua; Stainback Highway, Panaewa, Keaukaha, King’s Landing, Wainaku, Waiakea Uka, Kaiwiki and Honomu in South Hilo; Ninole in North Hilo; Fern Forest, Shipman Estates, Pohoiki, Kapoho, Eden Roc, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Acres, Leilani Estates and Orchidland Estates in Puna; and Pahala, Wood Valley, Punaluu and Waiohinu in Ka’u.

Officers reported finding no booby traps or other incidents during the eradication operation.

# # #


This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.