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Man arrested at Hilo airport with four pounds of marijuana in carry-on bag

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 02:19 a.m. HST, Aug 01, 2013



Hawaii island police said a Puna man was arrested at Hilo International Airport last week with eight pounds of marijuana in his carry-on bag. 

Police said the man, 39, of Mountain View was arrested on Friday at 6:30 a.m. on suspicion of first-degree attempted commercial promotion of marijuana and possessing drug paraphernalia.

Police said they recovered a duffle bag with four 2-pound bags of marijuana in the airport terminal, where the suspect was waiting for his flight.

He was taken to the Hilo police cellblock, and released at 8:10 a.m. pending further investigation.






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