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July 23, 2015

Moiliili Resident Sentenced to 25 Years in Prision for Distributing Methamphetamine and Cocaine

HONOLULU—United States District Judge Derrick K. Watson sentenced Charles H. Foster, age 33, to 304 months in prison on July 21 (Tuesday) for conspiring to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine from approximately September 2012 to February 2013. A jury had convicted Foster and codefendant John Garcia on February 19, 2015, after a five-day trial.

Florence T. Nakakuni, United States Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to information produced in court, Foster was the leader of a drug trafficking ring in Honolulu that was found to be accountable for distributing over 1,300 grams of “Ice”, over 2,700 grams of generic methamphetamine and over 2,200 grams of cocaine. In February 2013, the Honolulu Police Department executed a search warrant and recovered from Foster’s Waiola Street apartment approximately three pounds of “Ice,” over $33,000, and an assault rifle with three magazines loaded with ammunition Foster also had a prior state felony drug conviction in Hawaii in 2007 for distributing cocaine.

The drug trafficking ring also included Foster’s half brother, codefendant Chrystyan Burke, who was sentenced to 50 months’ imprisonment in March 2015. Garcia’s sentencing is set for September 17, 2015.

This case was investigated by the Honolulu Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Chris A. Thomas prosecuted the case.

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