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Waialua man sentenced to 27 years for meth mailing

HONOLULU (AP) - A Waialua man convicted of methamphetamine trafficking has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.

The U.S. Attorney's office says 31-year-old Jacob Drummondo-Farias was sentenced earlier this week in federal court in Honolulu.

A jury found him guilty of conspiring to distribute and possess, with intent to distribute, 50 grams or more of meth.

His 28-year-old brother and co-defendant Joshua Lew pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Prosecutors say the brothers agreed with others to distribute meth that was mailed to Honolulu from California. Prosecutors say they orchestrated the shipment of nearly 900 grams of meth, which was intercepted at the Honolulu airport by law enforcement.

Lew faces up to life in prison with a mandatory minimum term of 10 years when he's sentenced in April.

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