Kapolei man, 51, convicted of meth trafficking

Published On: Jan 10 2014 01:19:05 PM HST   Updated On: Jan 10 2014 01:37:59 PM HST
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A federal jury found a 51-year-old Kapolei man guilty on Friday of conspiring to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine from April to May in 2013 as well as possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Prosecutors say the evidence presented at the trial showed that Ernesto Hernandez agreed with other individuals to distribute meth that was sent from California, via express mail service, to Honolulu in early May 2013.

Court documents show that Hernandez arranged the shipment of 213 grams of pure meth which was intercepted at the Honolulu International Airport on May 7, 2013 by Federal Express security personnel.

Hernandez was also found to be in possession of meth with the intent to distribute when the Drug Enforcement Administration executed a search warrant at a Kapolei residence on May 8, 2013.

Hernandez faces up to life in prison with a mandatory minimum of 10 years when he is sentenced on April 28.


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