Honolulu Police Officer Michael Steven Chu has been on the force for 13 years. He was scheduled to appear in federal court Wednesday.
Chu has been charged with conspiring to possess and distribute nearly 50 marijuana plants and one pound of processed marijuana.
Court documents show Chu and a woman, Athena Lee, were arrested after Drug Enforcement Administration agents found 20 marijuana plants, large amounts of cash, and paperwork last Friday at the Moana Pacific Towers on Kapiolani Boulevard.
Agents also found a pound of marijuana and money orders in Chu's subsidized police car.