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.

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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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