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Honokaa man sentenced to 10 years in prison for drug dealing

MEDIA RELEASE

Prosecuting Attorney Charlene Iboshi announced today that on June 21, 2012, Glennon Pine, a 38 year-old resident of Honoka’ a, Hawai’i, was sentenced to ten years in prison for the offense of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree.

On July 6, 2011, Pine was stopped by police on Ahualoa Road for driving without a valid driver license. A narcotic detection canine alerted to the presence of contraband within his vehicle, and police then obtained a search warrant to search his vehicle. Within the vehicle, police found 14.23 grams of methamphetamine packaged in four separate packets, numerous empty re-sealable packets, a digital scale, 18.73 grams of cocaine packaged in six separate packets, 40 tablets containing steroids, a small amount of marijuana, and a Winchester 30-30 cartridge.

On July 11, 2011, Pine was charged via Complaint with Methamphetamine Trafficking in the First Degree, two counts of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree, three counts of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Third Degree, Promoting a Harmful Drug in the Third Degree, six counts of Prohibited Acts Related to Drug Paraphernalia and Place to Keep Ammunition.

Pursuant to a plea agreement, on April 25, 2012, Pine entered a plea of “Guilty” to a single count of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the Second Degree. In exchange, Pine stipulated to serving an indeterminate ten year prison term for the charge.

On June 20, 2012, Pine was sentenced by Judge Greg K. Nakamura, in accordance with the plea agreement, to a ten year term of imprisonment for this offense.

Anyone having information concerning drug trafficking should call the Hawai’i County Police Department Ice Hotline in Hilo at 934-8423 or in Kona at 329-0423, or Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.

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