The Drug Enforcement Agency conducted a series of marijuana-related raids on the Big Island today that resulted in at least a dozen arrests, including that of Hawaii Cannabis Ministry founder Roger Christie, confirmed DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Robin Dinlocker.
Dinlocker pointed to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Honolulu for specific details on who, aside from Christie, was arrested and what charges they are facing. She noted this afternoon that agents were “still conducting the operation on the Big Island” and she didn’t want to provide any details until it was over and confirmed that all agents were safe. Â Assistant Special Attorney Michael Kawahara said a press conference is to be held at 2 p.m., tomorrow, July 9, 2010 at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, and a press release would be disseminated afterward to provide the details of the Big Island raids and the charges that those arrested face.
In March, numerous raids occurred on the Big Island, including the office of Christie’s Hawaii Cannabis Ministry. Â U.S. Attorneys in Honolulu never came forward with any public comment.