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Ka’u drug bust 08-11-10

Hawai’i Police Department
Ka’u District
Captain Andrew Burian
August 11, 2010
Report No. C10022312

Media Release

A Ka’u husband and wife are in police custody facing possible drug charges.

Ka’u patrol officers and officers from the Area II Vice Section served a search warrant at a Mission Road house in Na’alehu at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday (August 11).

Officers recovered 555 marijuana plants ranging from 1-foot to 10-feet high, 6.7 grams of black tar heroin, 15.2 grams of dried marijuana, an “ice” pipe with residue, and various items of drug paraphernalia.

Police arrested two residents of the home, 50-year-old Robert W. Tinao and 55-year-old Gloria Ann Tinao, also known as Gloria Ann Doerr. Both are being held in a temporary detention area at the Ka’u police station while police continue the investigation.