A 60-year-old former Kauai man, who fled to California in 2013, was sentenced today to 10 years in prison for trafficking methamphetamine on Kauai.
Scott Kaipo Burgess was finally prosecuted and sentenced for his role in a 2013 drug bust in which 227 grams of methamphetamine and more than $20,000 was seized, Kauai Prosecutor Justin Kollar announced.
Kauai Chief Circuit Judge Randal Valenciano sentenced Scott Kaipo Burgess, formerly of Kapaa, for second-degree promotion of a dangerous drug and drug paraphernalia.
Police and FBI special agents executed a search warrant Aug. 20, 2013, on Burgess’s house in Wailua Houselots, the Kauai Office of the Prosecuting Attorney said in a news release.
A Kauai grand jury indicted Burgess in November 2013, but Burgess fled to California.
Burgess was arrested and incarcerated in California for unrelated drug offenses. Upon his release, he was extradited back to Hawaii on a Kauai warrant.