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Waialua man, 28, sentenced for smuggling meth

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:24 p.m. HST, Jul 1, 2014

The second of two Waialua brothers was sentenced on Monday for smuggling methamphetamine into Hawaii.

U.S. District Court Judge Michael Seabright sentenced Joshua Lew, 28, to 97 months in federal prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney.

A federal court jury convicted Lew and his brother and co-defendant Jacob Drummondo-Faris, 31, of conspiring to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine in November.

Drummondo-Farias was sentenced in February to 324 months in prison. Prosecutors said he was the leader of the conspiracy.

Prosecutors said the brothers orchestrated and agreed to distribute a shipment of 890 grams of meth that was mailed to Honolulu from California. But the shipment was intercepted by law enforcement at the Honolulu airport. 

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