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Man sentenced to 27 years for distributing meth

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:43 p.m. HST, Feb 25, 2014

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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Anonymous wrote:
Wow...I guess everybody too scared to comment.
on February 25,2014 | 12:40PM
sak wrote:
You do the Crime, You do the Time. Look on the bright side, you'll only be 58 when and if you have to serve the full time, full medical, dental, vision, workout facility, free TV, and shower buddies, and you can be someones B I T C H!
on February 25,2014 | 02:24PM
saywhatyouthink wrote:
Aloha oi ,
on February 25,2014 | 03:45PM
Sandybeach wrote:
Thank you USA Ms. Nakakuni. Twenty years will work for me. Make sure that this monster serves everyday of his sentence. Drug dealer are killing our children, exacting a tremendous cost on our public service institutions and present a serious and ever present danger to law enforcement personnel.
on February 26,2014 | 05:53AM
ez_tiga wrote:
The death penalty should be enforce towards drug dealers in all states. The drugs the sell may or may not kill people, but they for sure, supply the means to do so!!!
on February 26,2014 | 07:36AM
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