Kailua-Kona Man Sentenced to 155 Months’ Imprisonment for Distributing Methamphetamine on the Big Island
HONOLULU—Senior United States District Judge Alan C. Kay yesterday sentenced Kali Lotoaiki Laulea, 33, of Kailua-Kona, Hawai’i County, 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 Federal Bureau of Investigation, with the assistance of the Hawaii County Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant United States Attorneys Andrea Hattan and Mark Inciong handled the prosecution.