Kaneohe Man Found Guilty Of Federal Drug Trafficking Crimes
HONOLULU – A federal jury today found Douglas Farrar, Sr., 54, of Kaneohe, guilty of four counts of federal drug trafficking crimes for his role as the leader of a local drug distribution organization. The verdict came a few hours after a four-day trial.
Kenji M. Price, U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information presented in court, between 2013 and 2014, Farrar conspired with others to purchase large quantities of methamphetamine and cocaine from sources in California and ship the drugs back to Hawaii for distribution. He hired others to work for him and help him import and sell the drugs. In one shipment in July of 2014, federal agents seized 32 pounds of methamphetamine and 4 kilograms of cocaine that Farrar had shipped into Hawaii, intending to sell it once it arrived.
Farrar was found guilty of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. He was also found guilty of two counts of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and one count of attempting to possess with the intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. Farrar will face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment of twenty years on each count when he is sentenced on August 20, 2018, by U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway.
The investigation was led by Homeland Security Investigations, with assistance from the IRS and the Honolulu Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorneys Mark Inciong and Amalia Fenton handled the prosecution.