Drug Enforcement Administration

Los Angeles

David Downing, Special Agent in Charge

December 09, 2014

Contact: SA Kyle Mori

Phone Number: (213) 576-8310

Man Sentenced To 13 Years Imprisonment For Selling Methamphetamine In The Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU - Kali Lotoaiki Laulea, 33, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i County, Hawaii, was sentenced to 155 months imprisonment for three counts of methamphetamine distribution. A federal jury found Laulea guilty of the three charges in August of this year after a five-day trial.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that the evidence presented at trial showed that Laulea knowingly distributed a total of 484 grams of pure crystal methamphetamine over the course of three drug transactions that Laulea conducted in Kailua-Kona during August 2013.

The investigation that resulted in the charges against Laulea was conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Honolulu District Office in conjunction with the Hawaii County Police Department and the Federal Bureau of (FBI).

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