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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, May 6, 2010

200 plants found, suspects held in latest drug sweep

Advertiser Staff

Kaua'i County said the most recent Green Harvest mission netted 200 marijuana plants and several arrests, the Garden Island newspaper reported.

Over the past several weeks, pot plants were removed from locations across Kaua'i in a multiagency eradication mission conducted through the Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program, a county news release said.

On April 20, a search warrant was executed on a farm, which resulted in the recovery of 1.6 pounds of processed marijuana and the seizure of a 1993 Nissan pickup truck. One person was arrested and charged with first-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, the release said.

On April 28, police executed a search warrant on a residence, which yielded 25 grams of processed marijuana, 4.3 grams of cocaine, and numerous drug paraphernalia. Authorities confiscated $510 in cash.

Eight people were charged with third-degree promotion of a detrimental drug. Two of those people also were charged with criminal contempt of court and one was charged with all of these offenses following a presentation to the grand jury.