Hawaiʻi Police Department
Vice Section, Area II
Lieutenant Sherry Bird
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 226
Report No. C13027904
A Kaʻū man has been charged with several drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant on his home last week.
Vice Section officers served the search warrant Thursday (October 17) on a home on Bamboo Lane in Ocean View, where they recovered 113 marijuana plants ranging in height from 6 inches to 3 feet, 22.2 grams of hashish, 1 pound of dried marijuana, 4.5 grams of heroin, eight prescription pills and paraphernalia associated with marijuana distribution and cultivation.
Arrested at the scene were the resident, 58-year-old David Klemz, and two other Ocean View men, 51-year-old Alan Griener and 43-year-old Shanon Sojka.
All three were a taken to the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation .
In addition, Klemz was arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband in connection with an unrelated $10,000 bail grand jury indictment. He was also arrested and charged for a no-bail warrant for revocation of probation.
Greiner was arrested and charged in connection with two unrelated bench warrants for failure to appear in court with bail totaling $450.
Friday afternoon, after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Klemz with commercial promotion of marijuana, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting detrimental drugs, promoting harmful drugs and drug paraphernalia. His bail on those offenses was set at $36,000. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday (October 21).
Greiner and Sojka were released on any offenses related to the search warrant pending further investigation.