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Drug Felon Sentenced To Twenty-Seven Years Imprisonment

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Hawaii

HONOLULU – Jacob Drummondo-Farias, age 31, of Waialua, was sentenced yesterday by United States District Judge J. Michael Seabright to 324 months imprisonment for being a manager and supervisor of a conspiracy to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine between 2011 and January, 2012. Drummondo-Farias’ brother and co-defendant, Joshua Lew, 28, also of Waialua, earlier pled guilty to the same offense and will be sentenced on April 21, 2014.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that a federal jury found Drummondo-Farias, who has a prior federal felony drug conviction for distributing methamphetamine, guilty in November 2013, and that according to information presented at that trial Drummondo-Farias and Lew agreed with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine that was sent from California, via express mail services, to Honolulu during 2011 and 2012. The evidence also reflected that Drummondo-Farias arranged to have an express mail parcel with 890 grams of methamphetamine delivered to a Honolulu apartment in January 2012, but it was intercepted at the Honolulu International Airport by federal law enforcement authorities.

Drummondo-Farias faced a mandatory minimum sentence of 20 years imprisonment due to his prior federal drug felony conviction. The investigation which resulted in the charges in the case was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Hawaii Airport Task Force and the United States Postal Inspection Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Inciong handled the prosecution.

Updated February 19, 2015