Marijuana Sweep Nets 4,981 Plants 10-19-01
Posted By admin On October 19, 2001 @ 5:00 pm In Uncategorized | Comments Disabled
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT HENRY TAVARES
OCTOBER 19, 2001
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.
# # #
Copyright © 2011 Hawaii Police Department. All rights reserved.