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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Hawaii

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kailua Man Sentenced to 46 Months In Prison For Drug Offense Committed Near School

HONOLULU -- Chief United States District Judge J. Michael Seabright yesterday sentenced Aaron Hu, 52, of Kailua, to 46 months imprisonment for possessing, with intent to distribute, a quantity of methamphetamine and heroin within 1,000 feet of a public elementary school on March 30, 2015. Hu was convicted on February 25, 2016 following a three-day jury trial.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information produced for the court, Hu agreed to sell approximately one ounce of heroin and a quantity of methamphetamine within 1,000 feet of Kailua Elementary School to an individual who was cooperating with law enforcement. Hu was also sentenced to serve a 12-year term of supervised release following the completion of his prison term as a result of having previously been convicted by the State of Hawaii for promotion of a dangerous drug in the second degree in 2006.

The case arose from an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration, and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas C. Muehleck.

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Drug Trafficking
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Updated June 15, 2016