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Vice officers arrest Puna man for marijuana cultivation 12-06-02
HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
HILO VICE SECTION
ACTING LIEUTENANT MARSHALL K. KANEHAILUA
DECEMBER 6, 2002
Hilo Vice Section officers arrested a 32-year-old Puna man Wednesday (December 4, 2002) for growing marijuana in a greenhouse operation.
The suspect, identified as Bagi Attila, was arrested at 1:15 p.m. at his residence on the Old Kalapana Road for first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana.
Vice officers also seized 240 maturing marijuana plants with an average height of 3 feet growing within a greenhouse operation. They also seized 2.6 pounds of dried marijuana inside the residence and a .22 caliber rifle.
Attila was later released pending further investigation. Police said the case will be turned over to federal prosecutors for possible federal prosecution.
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