Two convicted of trafficking


A Keaau man and a Maui man were convicted Friday in federal court in a meth trafficking case.

A jury found 45-year-old Reynaldo Agudo of Keaau and 58-year-old Jeffrey Javier of Kahului, Maui, guilty of conspiring to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine on Maui between 2004 and 2009. Javier was also convicted of attempting to possess 80 grams of methamphetamine with intent to distribute on June 5, 2007.

The verdicts were delivered after a five-day trial in U.S. District Court in Honolulu.

Both men face possible sentences of life imprisonment, with a mandatory minimum 10-year term on each charge when they are sentenced by District Judge Leslie E. Kobayashi in August.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that the evidence presented at trial showed that Javier and Agudo conspired with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine that was sent from California, via express mail services, to Maui in 2006 and 2007. The evidence also established that Javier and another individual financed the shipment of 80 grams of pure methamphetamine which was intercepted by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration at Honolulu International Airport June 5, 2007.

 

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