KAILUA-KONA — A man originally charged with commercial promotion of marijuana last November was indicted by Kona Grand Jury on Friday.
The indictment filed in 3rd Circuit Court states Vincent W. Parker possessed two pounds or more of marijuana as well as possession or cultivation of 100 or more plants in the Kona area on Nov. 28, 2018.
Parker was officially charged with first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana and second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana.
Third Circuit Court Judge Melvin Fujino ordered a bench warrant Friday. According to court minutes, the defendant may be released on supervised release after arrest.
Parker was originally charged in District Court on two counts of second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana at the time of the incident in November.
On Jan. 31, Parker was present for a preliminary hearing in the case, however, the prosecution was not ready to proceed as their witness was not present. As a result, the prosecution requested discharge of charges, which was granted by Judge Margaret Masunaga.
Also in a separate indictment Friday, the grand jury charged a woman with commercial promotion.
According to the court document, Heidi Sierra Campbell was found in possession of 100 or more marijuana plants in the Ka‘u area on Feb. 13, 2018.
She was also charged with first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana.
According to court minutes, a bench warrant was ordered, however, the defendant may be released on supervised release after her arrest.