Man arrested in pot bust


One man has been charged and another released from custody following their arrests after the execution of a marijuana search warrant last week in the Hawaiian Acres subdivision of Puna.

Police say Hilo Vice officers served the search warrant Friday morning at a home on Road 1 and seized 151 marijuana plants ranging from one to three feet in height, almost six ounces of dried processed marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Two 45-year-old residents, Raymond Eastridge and John Holloway, were arrested at the scene and taken to the Hilo police cellblock.

After conferring with prosecutors, Eastridge was charged with second-degree commercial promotion of marijuana, second-degree promotion of a detrimental drug, third degree promotion of a detrimental drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

His bail was set at $7,250. His initial court appearance was scheduled for Monday afternoon.

Holloway was released without charges.

 

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