87-year-old meth dealer sentenced to prison

Posted: 20th December 2011 by Doc in Uncategorized
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Judge Glenn S. Hara sentenced Puna resident Rodrigo F. Borreta, Sr.,87 to 5 years in prison for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree.

On December 23, 2010, Hawaii police officers served a search warrant on Borreta’s residence in Hawaiian Paradise Park and recovered from his residence 3.7 grams of methamphetamine packaged for sale and drug paraphernalia, including an Ohaus triple beam scale. Rodrigo F. Borreta, Sr. who was on parole for a 1999 conviction for promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree, was present at the residence when police officers arrived to execute the search warrant.

Promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree is a class “C” felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

Promoting a dangerous drug in the first degree, is a class “A” felony punishable by up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $50,000.

Mr. Borreta is believed to be the oldest defendant in Hawaii County to be convicted of a dangerous drug offense.

He turns 88 in January 2012.

 
 
 
 
 

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