Search warrant nets hundreds of pot plants

  • Harvey Damo Sr.

KAILUA-KONA — Police have charged a 58-year-old Keaau man for drug and firearms offenses after executing a search warrant Thursday at a residence in Keaau.

Harvey Damo Sr. was charged with first-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia, first-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, two counts of third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, and two counts of ownership or possession, (of a firearm), prohibited, according to the Hawaii Police Department.


Officers and detectives from the Area I Vice Section and the Area I Special Enforcement Unit executed a search warrant Thursday at a residence located in 9 ½ mile camp in Keaau and discovered an indoor growing and cultivation operation. Damo Sr. was arrested at the residence.

Officers reportedly recovered 240 marijuana plants ranging from seedlings to 4 feet, over 960 grams of dried and processed marijuana, just over 1.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, drug paraphernalia, a loaded rifle, and ammunition.


Damo Sr. has a prior felony conviction which prohibits him from owning or possessing a firearm or ammunition.

Damo’s bail was set at $130,000.

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