Ocean View Man Charged with Several Drug Offenses

A Kaʻū man has been charged with several drug offenses following the execution of a search warrant on his home last week.

Vice Section officers served the search warrant Thursday (October 17) on a home on Bamboo Lane in Ocean View, where they recovered 113 marijuana plants ranging in height from 6 inches to 3 feet, 22.2 grams of hashish, 1 pound of dried marijuana, 4.5 grams of heroin, eight prescription pills and paraphernalia associated with marijuana distribution and cultivation.

David Klemz

David Klemz

Arrested at the scene were the resident, 58-year-old David Klemz, and two other Ocean View men, 51-year-old Alan Griener and 43-year-old Shanon Sojka.

All three were a taken to the Kona police cellblock pending further investigation .

In addition, Klemz was arrested and charged with promoting prison contraband in connection with an unrelated $10,000 bail grand jury indictment. He was also arrested and charged for a no-bail warrant for revocation of probation.

Greiner was arrested and charged in connection with two unrelated bench warrants for failure to appear in court with bail totaling $450.

Friday afternoon, after conferring with prosecutors, detectives charged Klemz with commercial promotion of marijuana, promoting a dangerous drug, promoting detrimental drugs, promoting harmful drugs and drug paraphernalia. His bail on those offenses was set at $36,000. He remained at the cellblock until his initial court appearance on Monday (October 21).

Greiner and Sojka were released on any offenses related to the search warrant pending further investigation.

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