Thursday, October 18, 2012
HONOLULU – A federal jury returned verdicts yesterday finding KENNETH SCOTT GORDON, also known as “Sticks,” age 45, and TYRONE FAIR, also known as “Tale,” or “Tolley,” age 38, guilty of two drug-trafficking offenses: possessing with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and a related conspiracy to do so. GORDON, an Ewa Beach resident, and FAIR, from Freemont, California, face up to life imprisonment for each of their respective convictions when they are sentenced by United States District Judge J. Michael Seabright on February 11, 2013.
Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information produced in court, from September 2009 to May 2011, FAIR enlisted the aid of illegal drug couriers such as GORDON to transport multiple pounds of methamphetamine from California to Hawaii. GORDON would then return to California with cash from the illegal drug sales in Hawaii.
The indictment resulted from a one year joint task force investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Honolulu Police Department. The prosecution was handled by Assistant United States Attorneys William Shipley and Thomas Brady.