Oahu man sentenced to 8 years in prison for role in methamphetamine ring


A 28-year-old Waialua, Oahu, man was recently sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge J. Michael Seabright 97 months imprisonment for being a member of a conspiracy to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.

Lew’s brother and co-defendant, Jacob Drummondo-Farias, 31, also of Waialua, was sentenced on Feb. 24 to 324 months in prison for being a manager and supervisor of the conspiracy, according to the United States Attorney’s Office District of Hawaii.

Lew and Drummondo-Farias agreed with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine that was sent from California, via express mail services, to Honolulu in 2011 and 2012, according to Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii. Pursuant to that agreement, Lew and Drummondo-Farias orchestrated the shipment of 890 grams of methamphetamine which was intercepted at the Honolulu Airport on Jan. 26, 2012, by federal law enforcement authorities. Authorities arrested Lew after he returned to Hawaii from the Marshall Islands.

The investigation which resulted in the prosecution was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration Hawaii Airport Task Force and the United States Postal Service. Assistant U.S. Attorney Mark A. Inciong handled the prosecution.