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Man sentenced to 9 months in Kauai copper theft

LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) - A Lihue man convicted of stealing copper from an old Kauai sugar mill has been sentenced to nine months in jail.

Shawn Kamaka Cremer will serve four years of probation with Hawaii Opportunity Probation with Enforcement. The Garden Island reports the program is a more strongly supervised probation for high-risk offenders.

Cremer pleaded no contest June 24 to felony theft of copper.

Deputy county prosecutor Rebecca Vogt says Cremer was arrested on March 25 and charged with counts stemming from the theft of copper Feb. 17 from the old Kekaha sugar mill site.

She says more than 150 pounds of copper were found in his vehicle.

Defense attorney Michael Soong says Cremer committed crimes to support a dependency to methamphetamine and that he's trying to enter drug rehabilitation.

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