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Man convicted of trafficking meth to Hawaii from California

HONOLULU (AP) - A jury has convicted a Honolulu man of trafficking methamphetamine.

Federal prosecutors announced Monday that the jury found Gilbert Lee Medina guilty of the meth trafficking charge and unlawfully possessing a firearm.

Prosecutors say Medina was at the center of a large-scale meth trafficking conspiracy and was responsible for more than 20 pounds of the drug being brought to Hawaii from California. He has previous felony convictions and was prohibited from possessing a firearm, which prosecutors say he kept on his boat docked at Ala Wai harbor.

Jurors also found him guilty of attempting to enter a secure area of the Honolulu International Airport. Prosecutors say he tried to use false identification in an effort to flee Hawaii.

The 52-year-old faces up to life in prison when he's sentenced in March.

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