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Puna couple charged with marijuana crimes


A Puna man and woman were charged with several crimes in connection with large quantities of marijuana recovered from their home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision Friday.

At 11:55 a.m. Friday (June 20) Vice Section officers served a search warrant at a home on the 15-1900 block of 31st Avenue. They recovered 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. 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.

Shortly after 6 p.m. Friday, detectives charged Kalama-Lopez with first-degree promotion of marijuana, second-degree promotion of marijuana and two counts of paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $19,000. Lopez was charged with first-degree promotion of marijuana, two counts of second-degree promotion of marijuana and three counts of paraphernalia. His bail was set at $26,000.

Both were released after posting bail.

2 Responses to “Puna couple charged with marijuana crimes”

  1. Hugh Stoner says:

    Time to legalize it same as alcohol.

  2. Richard says:

    And her bail is twice as much as the guy that is breaking into houses and hotel rooms, stealing personal items and cars.


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