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California Man Found Guilty of Attempted Meth Trafficking on Kauaʻi

July 13, 2015, 9:57 AM HST
* Updated July 13, 10:32 AM
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By Maui Now Staff

A California man was found guilty by a federal grand jury of attempted methamphetamine trafficking on the island of Kauaʻi.

Roman Gabriel Contreras, 44, of Ontario, Calif., was found guilty of possession with intent to distribute more than 500 grams of a substance containing methamphetamine on March 24, 2015.

Officials with the US Justice Department say evidence presented at trial found that Contreras, under a false name, flew to Līhue from LAX with three plastic containers which held almost three pounds of pure meth.

Contreras, who has a prior state felony drug conviction, faces up to life in prison, with a mandatory minimum 20 year term when he is sentenced in October.

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