Kauai man convicted of meth and heroin smuggling
May 25, 2017 | 75° | Check Traffic

Top News

Kauai man convicted of meth and heroin smuggling


A 29-year-old Kauai man could spent 20 years to life in prison after his conviction on meth and heroin smuggling and distribution charges.

A U.S. District Court jury convicted Matthew Zmuda, 29, of conspiring to distribute and possess methamphetamine and heroin on Friday after a five-day trial.

Prosecutors said Zmuda had methamphetamine and heroin sent from California to Kauai in February, March, and April of 2012.

A shipment of 447 grams of methamphetamine, addressed to a hotel on Kauai, was seized at the Honolulu Airport on April 3, 2012. Zmuda arranged to meet at the hotel and receive the shipment, prosecutors said.

Zmuda faces up to life in prison with a mandatory minimum 20 year term of imprisonment when he is sentenced by Senior U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor on May 12, 2014.

No comments
By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. Because only subscribers are allowed to comment, we have your personal information and are able to contact you. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, email commentfeedback@staradvertiser.com.