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Police seize hundreds of marijuana plants, arrest 2 in Puna

June 21, 2014 - 9:46am

A Puna man and woman are in police custody after police reportedly located hundreds of marijuana plants, scores of clones and nearly 7 pounds of dried marijuana at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

At 11:55 a.m. Friday, Hawaii Police Department Vice Section officers served a search warrant at a home on the 15-1900 block of 31st Avenue. During the warrant’s execution, police reportedly located 674 marijuana plants ranging in height from 6 inches to 4 feet, 80 clones, and 6.94 pounds of dried marijuana.

Police arrested 62-year-old Cyra Kalama-Lopez at the scene, according to the department. She was taken to the Hilo police cellblock while detectives continued the investigation.

Several hours later, her husband, 52-year-old David Lopez, turned himself in at the Hilo police station, according to police. Both remain at the cellblock pending further investigation into possible charges of commercial promotion of marijuana.