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Puna man charged with marijuana cultivation on 2 properties

  • Edward Fuhrmann has been charged with cultivating marijuana on two Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision lots. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

    Edward Fuhrmann has been charged with cultivating marijuana on two Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision lots. (COURTESY HAWAII POLICE DEPARTMENT)

A Puna man was charged Wednesday in connection with a marijuana-growing operation on two properties in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision.

Edward Fuhrmann, 44, has been charged with two counts of first-degree promotion of marijuana, one count of attempted first-degree promotion of marijuana and three counts of possessing drug paraphernalia.

On Wednesday, police executed a search warrant at Fuhrmann’s home on H Street, where they recovered 145 marijuana plants growing outside and in a shed that had been converted into a growing room. They also recovered  more than three-quarters of a pound of dried marijuana from the shed and 13.32 pounds of dried processed marijuana packaged in 28 plastic bags from inside the house.

They also recovered 45 plants growing on a vacant lot on Eighth Avenue.

Fuhrmann was released after posting $36,000 bail.

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