Two Big Island women face felony drug charges
Two Big Island women face multiple drug charges stemming from the execution of a search warrant in December 2022 at a Hilo home.
Shannon Landgraf, 45, of Pāhoa and Shaina Popp, 39, of Hilo, were indicted on several charges, including felony possession and attempted distribution of dangerous drugs which allegedly included methamphetamine, heroin and amphetamine. The narcotics search warrant was executed Dec. 21, 2022, at a residence on Ka‘apuni Loop in Hilo.
Landgraf was arrested Thursday, Feb. 9, by members of the Hawai‘i Police Department Area I Vice Section. Popp has yet to be apprehended.
Landgraf was charged with first-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug, second-degree promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of third-degree promoting a dangerous drug. The most serious offense, first-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug, is a Class A felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison or 10 years probation and up to two years in jail.
Landgraf is scheduled to make her initial court appearance today (Friday, Feb. 10) in Hilo Circuit Court. She remains in custody in lieu of $110,000 bail.
Landgraf was also arrested Thursday for an unrelated criminal matter. Officers continue their investigation in that case.
Popp is charged with second-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug and three counts of third-degree promoting a dangerous drug. The most serious offense, second-degree attempted promoting a dangerous drug, is a Class B felony punishable by up to 10 years in prison or four years probation and up to 18 months in jail.
A $110,00 grand jury warrant was issued Thursday for Popp.
The investigation was handled by members of the Area I Vice Section. The case is being prosecuted by Patrick Muñoz, a Hawai‘i County deputy prosecuting attorney.
Anyone with information about illegal narcotics distribution should call the Hawai‘i Police Department Vice Section at 808-934-8423 in East Hawai‘i or 808-329-0423 in West Hawai‘i. You can also call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.