Hundreds of marijuana plants discovered in Kona Palisades home

KAILUA-KONA — A search warrant at a home in the Kona Palisades yielded hundreds of marijuana plants, officials confirmed Wednesday.

According to Hawaii Police, the Kona Vice Section served the warrant on the residence at the 73-1000 block of Kaiminani Drive at 11:05 a.m. on Monday. During the search, officers found 368 marijuana plants, 30 pounds of dried marijuana, a digital scale, Ziploc bags with marijuana inside and other items.

Police also recovered $9,000 in cash and an unregistered firearm.

A 48-year-old man who resides in the Palisades home was initially arrested on a charge of first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana however, he was released pending further investigation.


  1. Buds4All August 9, 2018 4:30 am

    Caught Red Handed and released? Oh I don’t live here. Oh OK. See your later have a good day.

    1. Marijuana Union August 11, 2018 6:43 am

      Arresting anyone for plant is ridiculous we need to save room for real criminals who steal, and or violent.

  2. blunt TrUth August 9, 2018 12:42 pm

    yes, it’s called making a living.

  3. sonneofmanisrael August 9, 2018 5:45 pm

    State will not make rules for “legal” cannabis herb. Still loves the boot on neck approach.

  4. carang_da_buggahz August 9, 2018 5:47 pm

    The $9000.00 in cash is but a sliver of what could be recovered. Seize the property and forfeit to the government. Do it.

    1. Marijuana Union August 11, 2018 6:44 am

      This is the dumbest comment I’ve read. Go back to your pills and alcohol and beating your wife, or get something that is natural and is been in every culture for thousands of years

  5. golfpunk500 August 10, 2018 5:20 am

    They were stupid. You can smell it when you drove by that house. I know for a fact there are no skunks being run over on the Big Island.

  6. joedriver August 10, 2018 9:49 am

    One house out of a thousand big deal.

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