Drug Enforcement Administration

Los Angeles

David Downing, Special Agent in Charge

April 29, 2014

Contact: SA Kyle Mori

Phone Number: (213) 621-6700

Hawaii Man Sentenced To 15 Years For Methamphetamine Distribution

( - HONOLULU) -Ernesto Hernandez, 51, of Kapolei, Hawaii, was sentenced to 180 months in prison for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine and related charges.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said the evidence presented at Hernandez’s trial showed that in May of 2013, he agreed with other individuals to distribute methamphetamine sent to Honolulu from California via express mail service.  Hernandez arranged the shipment of 213 grams of pure methamphetamine seized at the Honolulu airport by Federal Express security personnel.  Hernandez was also found to be in possession of this methamphetamine when the Drug Enforcement Administration agents subsequently executed a search warrant at a Kapolei residence.

Hernandez also faces deportation to Mexico upon the conclusion of his prison sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration Hawaii Airport Task Force.


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