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Golfer Tadd Fujikawa's father sentenced for drug crimes

Derrick Fujikawa Derrick Fujikawa

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (KHNL) - The father of professional golfer Tadd Fujikawa was sentenced to 10 years in prison for arranging methamphetamine deals with an undercover officer on two occasions.

Derrick Fujikawa must serve at least one year of that sentence. The judge set a low minimum term because the 45-year-old took responsibility by pleading guilty to two counts of meth trafficking, and sought substance abuse treatment on his own.

Tadd Fujikawa supported his father at a prior court hearing, but did not attend Monday's sentencing.

"I'd like to apologize to my family and friends for the embarrassment and heartache that I've caused them," the convicted drug offender said. "Also, I'm sorry for the lives that I've affected in my involvement with this drug."

The Hawaii parole board will decide how long -- beyond the one-year minimum -- Derrick Fujikawa must serve before he's eligible for release.

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