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Man sentenced to 27 years for distributing meth

One of the Waialua brothers who tried to distribute more than 50 grams of methamphetamine has been sentenced to serve 27 years in prison.

Jacob Drummondo-Farias, 31, was found guilty yesterday for being a manager and supervisor of a conspiracy to distribute and possess meth, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office. Drummondo-Farias and his 28-year-old brother Joshua Lew agreed with other individuals to distribute meth that was sent from California to Honolulu via express mail services in 2011 and 2012, according to a press release.

Florence T. Nakakuni, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said in the press release that Drummondo-Farias has a prior federal felony drug conviction for distributing meth. He said federal law enforcement intercepted a parcel containing 890 grams of methamphetamine belonging to Drummondo-Farias in January 2012. Due to his prior conviction, Drummondo-Farias faced a 20-year mandatory minimum sentence.

Lew pled guilty to the same offense and will be sentenced April 21.

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