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Honoka‘a Man Given 10-Year Sentence For Drugs

June 21, 2012, 9:31 AM HST
* Updated June 21, 9:54 AM
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A Honoka‘a man arrested in 2011 after being found with a variety of drugs in his car was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison, county prosecutors said today.

According to Deputy Prosecutor Jason Skier, Glennon Pine was stopped by   police on Ahualoa Road for driving without a driver’s license in July 2011.  A search warrant was obtained after a narcotic detection dog alerted police to the presence of contraband.

Glennon Pine. HPD photo.

A search of the vehicle turned up 14 grams of methamphetamine separated into four packets, 18 grams of cocaine in six packets, 40 tablets containing steroids and a small amount of marijuana. Police also found numerous empty resealable packets, a digital scale and a 30-30 rifle cartridge.

Later that month, Pine was charged with meth trafficking in the first degree, five counts of promoting a dangerous drug and other drug offenses.

On April 25, 2012, Pine entered an agreement with prosecutors that had him pleading guilty to a single county of promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree. In return, Pine agreed to serve 10 years behind bars.

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Circuit Judge Greg Nakamura on Wednesday sentenced Pine, 38, to the 10-year prison term.

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