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Puna man, woman facing drug charges after bust

Updated: 
June 23, 2014 - 9:51am

A Puna man and woman are facing charges after police reportedly located more than 650 marijuana plants, scores of clones and nearly 7 pounds of dried marijuana at a Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision home on Friday.

At 11:55 a.m. Friday, Hawaii Police Department Vice Section officers served a search warrant at a home on the 15-1900 block of 31st Avenue.

Police said they located 674 marijuana plants ranging in height from 6 inches to 4 feet, 80 clones, and 6.94 pounds of dried marijuana at the property.

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.