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Police seize more than 3,000 marijuana plants 09-26-03

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
EAST HAWAII VICE SECTION
LIEUTENANT NORMAN N. KEAMO
PHONE: 961-2253
SEPTEMBER 26, 2003

MEDIA RELEASE

Big Island police officers seized more than 3,000 marijuana plants, conducted five search warrants and arrested five persons during a four-day marijuana sweep.

From Monday through Thursday (September 22-25, 2003), East Hawaii Vice Section and patrol officers concentrating in the Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo and Puna Districts seized 3,486 marijuana plants ranging in height from seedlings to nine feet.

They also conducted a number of search warrants, including:

Police said they will continue the marijuana eradication efforts throughout the Big Island.

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