Waialua man, 28, get 8-year sentence in meth bust

Published On: Jun 30 2014 05:01:31 PM HST


Joshua Lew, 28, of Waialua was sentenced on Monday to 8 years and one month in prison for being a member of a conspiracy to distribute and possess 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Lew's brother and co-defendant, 31-year-old Jacob Drummondo-Farias, was sentenced in February to 27 years in prison for being a manager and supervisor of the conspiracy.

According to court documents, Lew and Drummondo-Farias agreed with other individuals to distribute meth that was sent from California, via express mail services, to Honolulu during 2011 and 2012.

The shipment of 890 grams of meth was intercepted at the Honolulu International Airport on Jan. 26, 2012 by federal law enforcement authorities.

Lew was arrested after he returned to Hawaii from the Marshall Islands.

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