A Kona man who was part of a drug and burglary ring referred to by Assistant Police Chief Paul Kealoha as “iceheads” who burglarize homes “to support a habit” has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Kona Circuit Judge Elizabeth Strance handed down the sentence to 26-year-old Joseph Augustino Narzisi on Jan. 17 for methamphetamine trafficking, burglary and other offenses.
The convictions stem from two separate home invasion incidents in August in which Narzisi unlawfully entered two separate homes and assaulted the occupants and threatened them with a handgun.
On Aug. 28, a search warrant was executed on Narzisi’s Kealakekua apartment. Police found various types of drugs and paraphernalia, two guns and ammunition and stolen laptop computers and an iPad.
Narzisi was arrested on Aug. 29 at the Lokahi Apartments in Kailua-Kona. Vice officers executed a search warrant on that apartment and found 63.3 grams of methamphetamine, almost a gram of heroin, 178 alprazolam pills, which are marketed as Xanax, and four morphine pills.
Several vehicles belonging to Narzisi were also seized for pending forfeiture proceedings, including a 2010 Dodge Dakota pickup truck, a 2006 BMW sedan and two motorcycles.