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Keaau Man Convicted of Trafficking Methamphetamine

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A Keaau man is facing at least 10 years in federal prison following his conviction today on charges of trafficking methamphetamine between 2006 and 2007.

Reynaldo Agudo, 45, was found guilty of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of the illicit drug following a five-day trial in US District Court in Honolulu.

Also convicted with Agudo was Jeffrey Javier, 58, of Kahalui, Maui. Javier was also convicted today of attempting to possess 80 grams of meth with intent to distribute six years ago.

Evidence presented at trial by federal prosecutor Thomas Muehleck showed that Agudo, Javier and others agreed to distribute meth sent to Maui from California via express mail services during 2006 and 2007, US Attorney Florence T. Nakakuni said in a statement issued today.

Javier and another individual also financed the shipment of 80 grams of pure methamphetamine which was intercepted at Honolulu Airport on June 5, 2007 by the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Both Agudo and Javier face sentences of between 10 years and life in prison when they appear in August before Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi.

Nakakuni said the investigation was conducted by the FBI, DEA and the Narcotics and Vice Division of the Maui Police Department.


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