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Drug dealer, convicted for second time, gets 20 year sentence

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:26 a.m. HST, Jul 02, 2013

U.S. District Court Judge Helen Gillmor sentenced a Hawaii island man, found guilty in his second drug trafficking case, to 20 years in a federal prison Monday, prosecutors said.

A jury convicted Francis S.K. Ogata, 34, of possession with intent to distribute about 145 grams of methamphetamine in January.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said U.S. postal inspectors became suspicious about a package mailed from Las Vegas to Hilo and found it contained methamphetamine. Ogata picked up the package and was followed by law enforcement officers back to his home, where he was arrested on Feb. 3, 2012, prosecutors said.

Because Ogata had been convicted in 2005 of another drug trafficking offense, the judge was required to sentence him to at least 20 years in prison, the U.S. Attorney said.

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allie wrote:
Good..it appears to be a federal court so the dude won't be able to get out tomorrow as he would if it were some local yokel jail
on July 1,2013 | 01:29PM
stingray65 wrote:
Second time? You gotta love our justice system!! He will be on parole after five years? And what? back to the drawing board again? What a waste of taxpayers money!!
on July 1,2013 | 02:56PM
loquaciousone wrote:
READ: http://www.correctionsone.com/probation-and-parole/articles/5791634-Federal-parole-vs-state-parole-Whats-the-difference/
on July 1,2013 | 03:14PM
Slow wrote:
I am totally with you, brother. Kill him. Slowly and publicly.
on July 1,2013 | 03:34PM
hanabatadayz wrote:
i fulfilled my duties as the juror..hopefully he stays in prison the whole 20 years..i would hate to see my time on the jury go to waste
on July 1,2013 | 03:27PM
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