Pāhoa man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possession of methamphetamine
Robert Domen, 53 of Pāhoa, was sentenced to 10 years in prison term for possession of methamphetamine, according to Hawaiʻi County Prosecuting Attorney Kelden Waltjen.
The case stems from a routine early morning traffic stop on Aug. 7, 2021. Domen was pulled over for operating a Honda Civic with illuminated blue lights.
Following his arrest for driving without a license and having prohibited blue lights, police determined found Domen was in possession of nearly two ounces (54.895 grams) of methamphetamine.
On Aug. 12, 2022, Domen pleaded guilty to a single count of promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree, which is a class B felony offense that carries a maximum penalty of a 10 years in prison.
The case was handled by South Hilo patrol officer Sybastian Keltner with the Hawai‘i Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Waltjen.
“Methamphetamine continues to be one of the most dangerous narcotics plaguing our community and families on Hawai‘i Island,” Waltjen said in a news release. “Our office will continue to work with our local, state and federal law enforcement partners to hold offenders, like Domen, accountable for their actions. It’s time that law enforcement, prosecutors and our community unite to work together to take back Hawai‘i Island and make it a safer and better place to live.”
Anyone having information concerning illegal narcotics distribution should call the Hawai‘i Police Department Vice Section in East Hawai‘i at 808-961-2258 or in West Hawai‘i at 808-326-4646 ext. 226 or Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.