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Pot bust 08-23-07

Hawaii Police Department
Vice Section, Area I
Captain Larry Weber
Phone: 961-2251
August 23, 2007
Report No. C07026882

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Mark Heuer
Sequoia Heuer

…charged with commercial promotion of marijuana


A Puna man and his son are being held at Hawaii Community Correctional Center after being charged with commercial promotion of marijuana.

Hawaii County police executed a search warrant on a ranch above the Kalapana Blacksands subdivision in Puna on Tuesday (August 21) and recovered 869 marijuana plants ranging from seedlings to 4-feet high from two separate indoor-grow operations.

Evidence seized led investigators to execute three additional search warrants in the Hawaiian Paradise Park and Kalapana Seaview Estates subdivisions. At the Paradise Park home, vice officers recovered an additional 8.45 pounds of dried marijuana packaged in one-ounce and half-pound quantities for distribution.

Officers also seized two pickup trucks, one sedan, one jet ski and one all-terrain vehicle for forfeiture proceedings.

Police arrested Mark Anthony Heuer, 48, of Kalapana Seaview Estates and Sequoia Orion Heuer, 24, of Hawaiian Paradise Park. Both men were charged on Wednesday (August 22).

Mark Heuer was charged with two counts of first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana and two counts of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $1 million. Sequoia Heuer was charged with three counts of first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, one count of second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana and three counts of drug paraphernalia. His bail was set at $500,000.