Waialua man, 31, sentenced in meth trafficking case

Published On: Feb 25 2014 01:37:47 PM HST   Updated On: Feb 25 2014 02:55:24 PM HST

Jacob Drummondo-Farias


A 31-year-old Waialua man was sentenced on Monday to 27 years in prison on drug charges, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

Jacob Drummondo-Farias was accused of 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, 28-year-old Joshua Lew, pleaded guilty to the same offenses and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 21.

A federal jury found Drummondo-Farias guilty of the charges in November 2013.  According to the information presented in trial, Drummondo-Farias and Lew agreed with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine that was sent from California via express mail services to Honolulu in 2011 and 2012.

The evidence also showed the Drummondo-Farias arranged to have an express mail parcel with 890 grams of meth delivered to a Honolulu apartment in January 2012, but it was intercepted at the Honolulu International Airport by federal law enforcement authorities.

Drummondo-Farias has a prior federal felony drug conviction for distributing meth.

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