Marijuana Sweep Nets 8,119 Plants 09-28-01

PHONE: 961-2253
SEPTEMBER 28, 2001


Big Island vice officers confiscated 8,119 marijuana plants ranging in height from seedlings to 10 feet during a five-day operation that ended Friday (September 28, 2001).

Big Island vice officers were joined in the operation by personnel from the Hawaii National Guard and State Department of Land and Natural Resources.

This week’s marijuana sweep — which covered areas of Hamakua, North Hilo, South Hilo, Puna and the Volcano — was part of the department’s continuing “Counter-Cannabis Field Operation.”

The operation concentrated on the areas of Stainback Highway and Amauulu in South Hilo; Umauma and Mauulua in North Hilo. Kapehu and Paauilo in North Hilo; Keaau, Glenwood, Tiki Garden, Royal Garden, Opihikao, Kalapana, Orchidland, Pohoiki, Hawaiian Acres and Makuu in Puna; and the Volcano area.

Officers reported finding no booby traps or other incidents during the eradication operation.

# # #

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.
  • Keep your community safe through Crime Stoppers

    Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the island-wide Crime Stoppers number at 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.00. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record calls or subscribe to any Caller ID service. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.

    The Crime Stoppers TV Program is available on-demand from Nā Leo TV.