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Hilo, Hawaii News, Sports, & Information Friday, October 24, 2014



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Posted: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014 12:06 PM HST

Hilo couple charged with growing marijuana

By Associated Press

HILO, Hawaii (AP) Hilo police have arrested a couple suspected of growing marijuana.

Police say 62-year-old Cyra Kalama-Lopez was arrested Friday at her 31st Avenue home and charged with commercial promotion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was released on $19,000 bail.

The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports 52-year-old David Lopez turned himself in at the Hilo police station and was charged with commercial promotion of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He posted $26,000 in bail and was released.

Police say the Hilo Vice Section seized 674 marijuana plants ranging from 6 inches high to 4 feet high. Officers also seized 80 clones and just less than seven pounds of dried marijuana.

The couple has a court date scheduled for July 24.



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