HONOLULU (KHON2) – Justin Wilcox, 39, from Kailua, Hawaii, was sentenced to more than 24 years in prison on Thursday June 17 for his role in conspiracies to distribute methamphetamine and cocaine and to commit money laundering had played.
Wilcox was sentenced to simultaneous prison terms of 295 months – 24.58 years – and 240 months – 20 years – and was also given five and three years of post-imprisonment supervised releases, both of which are to be served.
Acting US attorney Judith Phillips said, according to court and court documents, “Wilcox was the leader and organizer of the Oahu drug conspiracy that operated in Hawaii and involved more than five members with drugs from a Las Vegas, Nevada source.”
Wilcox was held responsible by the judgment court for the possession and distribution of 3,880 grams of pure methamphetamine and 1,393 grams of cocaine.
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According to the Hawaii District Attorney’s Office, “the court found that Wilcox used its Kailua clothing company, Armed and Dangerous, as a covert business to unload cash from drugs.” Wilcox was asked to pay $ 127,000 to confiscate funds he received through drug trafficking.
Federal police officers confiscated 8.4 kilograms (18.52 pounds) of methamphetamine, 1.39 kilograms (3.06 pounds) of cocaine, $ 160,000 in cash, two firearms and ammunition during their investigation against Wilcox.
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Wilcox pleaded guilty to conspiracy in 2019 to distribute and possess 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine, as well as conspiracy to commit money laundering, according to the Hawaii District Attorney.
Eight people have been convicted of participating in the drug conspiracy, and officials say a ninth man has also been convicted of drug offenses. All nine people received sentences of 41 months or more and five of them, including Wilcox, received sentences of more than 10 years.
The Drug Enforcement Agency and the Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigations Division were involved in the investigation, and US assistant attorneys Mark Inciong and Michael Albanese are pursuing the case.