$80,000 in Marijuana Confiscated in Puna Search

December 8, 2017, 5:13 PM HST
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Shelton Pacarro. HPD photo.

Hawaiʻi Island police arrested a male and female at a home in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision in Puna on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017.

Just after 7 a.m., officers and detectives assigned to the Vice Section executed a search warrant at a 10th Avenue residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park.

Police recovered 36 marijuana plants, 9.6 pounds of dried processed marijuana and numerous pieces of equipment used to cultivate and process marijuana.

Shelton Pacarro, 39, and Precious Dela Cruz, 37, both of that address, were arrested at the scene.

The marijuana seized in this case has a street value of just over $80,000.


This afternoon, Friday, Dec. 8, at 1:30 p.m., Pacarro was charged with first-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana and two counts of prohibited acts related to drug paraphernalia. Pacarro was released after posting $7,050 bail and Dela Cruz was released pending additional investigation.


The HPD thanks the community for calling police with tips about illegal marijuana cultivation as well as its illicit sales.

This information was provided by the authorities. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

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