Kauai fugitive on the loose

Scott Ruiz
Scott Ruiz

KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Kauai County of the Prosecuting Attorney is seeking the public's assistance in locating a man convicted of felony drug charges relating to three separate incidents involving methamphetamine.

Scott Ruiz, 47, who was awaiting sentencing, failed to appear for hearings on Dec. 14 and 22.

A circuit court judge issued warrants for his arrest. Ruiz's bail is set at $82,000.

Based on Ruiz's extensive criminal past, he is eligible for an extended term of imprisonment which could be as high as 50 years.

Anyone with information on Ruiz's whereabouts is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 241-1887.

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