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Wanted Wednesday: Samoa Lefiti

HONOLULU (HAWAIINEWSNOW)- Honolulu police are looking for a fugitive who allegedly sold drugs to an undercover officer, but failed to show up for a court appearance before his trial. Samoa Lefiti, 36, was busted on July 30, 2009 during a narcotics investigation in Chinatown.

"The Chinatown area was known for drug activity so they did an investigation where they would just walk and talk and approach people that they know are out there or who they believe are selling drugs at the time," explained Kim Buffett, a CrimeStoppers spokesperson.

Police noticed Lefiti talking to another man on Maunakea Street.

"An undercover officer went up, asked Lefiti and the other male for drugs, and Lefiti was the one that provided him with the drugs," said Buffett.

Lefiti allegedly sold the undercover officer $20 worth of crack cocaine.

"He was arrested for promoting dangerous in the second-degree. He failed to show up for court. This was his first arrest," said Buffett.

A $60,000 bench warrant was issued on October 1. Lefiti is known to hang out in the downtown area, and helping police find him could put up to $1,000 in your pocket.

Lefiti is described as 5'9" and 290 pounds. He is bald and has brown eyes. Call CrimeStoppers at 955-8300 with your tips.

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