Drug neighborhoods here on the Big Island of Hawaii?
There was a conversation I was having the other day about what represents a drug neighborhood here on the Big Island of Hawaii? Clearly there are some that are far worse than others. There are some that were really bad in past years and today are not really even in the top 10. Every one living here has their idea of what is a drug neighborhood. Some are hung up on neighborhoods that were really bad 10 years ago. Yet live in neighborhoods that ARE REALLY bad now.
Here are a couple recent stories of drug busts from the Big Island:
Pahoa man charged with drug, firearms offenses – By JOHN BURNETT Hawaii Tribune-Herald
A 55-year-old Pahoa man is facing numerous drug and firearms charges. A Hilo grand jury indicted Jack Marshall Brenha on March 7 for first-, second- and third-degree promotion of a dangerous drug, second-degree marijuana possession, two counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, four counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm and a single count of being a felon in possession of ammunition. (full story here)
Eight Arrested in Kona Drug Busts – By Big Island Now
Officers from a Special Enforcement Unit, Kona Community Policing, Area II Vice and Kona Patrol, served a search warrant at a property in the 76-6200 block of Ali‘i Drive, the Hawai‘i Policed Department reported on Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017.Upon executing the warrant, a Special Enforcement Unit recovered marijuana, meth, heroin, illegal pills and drug paraphernalia. (full story here)
HPD Makes Arrest in Ocean View – By Big Island Now
The Hawaiʻi Police Department received a complaint of individuals trespassing in a residence at the 8400 block of Koa Lane in Ocean View on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at 10:30 a.m. Police learned that a caretaker discovered evidence of someone living in a residence he was caring for without permission and asked the police for assistance in checking the property. Police found 31-year-old Cazanova Turner and 21-year-old Ana Rosa in residence along with a one-year-old male child. The investigation of the property lead to the discovery of 47 marijuana plants ranging in size from seedlings to about four feet. (full story here)
As we were talking about what represents a drug neighborhood here on the Big Island of Hawaii, it was mutually agreed that every neighborhood on the Big island of Hawaii is a drug neighborhood. It all really depends on what represents a drug neighborhood to you. Just because this is Hawaii does not mean it does not have all the same issues as any other neighbor hood anywhere else.
Besides, if really want to be honest, when you include alcohol (it’s a drug folks!). The alcohol offenses can be found not only in the neighbor hoods. It’s almost every road on the island. Look at the police blotter and see the phenomenal number of DUI and DWI offences and you would believe that nobody is sober here.. lol