Ruben Dias, 26, of Lihu‘e, was sentenced by Chief Judge George M. Masuoka to five years in prison for promoting a dangerous drug in the third degree. Dias entered his guilty plea to the felony offense on February 13, 2006. Officers of the Kaua‘i Police Department narcotics enforcement unit executed a search warrant authorizing a search of Dias and his vehicle on September 24, 2004, based on confirmed allegations that Dias and his wife were distributing crystal methamphetamine in the Lihu‘e and Kawaihau districts. Police recovered plastic packets and a glass pipe containing methamphetamine in the vehicle which was occupied by Dias and his wife, Michelle.
Michelle Dias, 26, who entered a guilty plea to the felony offense of unlawful use of or possession with intent to use drug paraphernalia on February 27, 2006, for her part in the same incident, was sentenced to five-year term of probation for that felony offense by Judge Masuoka yesterday. Special conditions to her probation include serving one year in jail, performing 300 hours of community service, submitting to drug testing at her own expense and payment of fines and fees. Dias may reduce the amount of time in jail she must serve if after 90 days she successfully completes a residential substance abuse treatment program.
Dorothy Jean Logsdon, 46, of Lawa‘i, was sentenced by Judge Kathleen N.A. Watanabe to a five-year term of probation for promoting a dangerous drug in the second degree. Special conditions to Logsdon’s probation include serving 90 days in jail, performing 500 hours of community service, participation in any and all programs of rehabilitation as recommended by her probation officer, submitting to drug testing at her own expense and payment of court fees. Logsdon entered her guilty plea to the felony offense on February 21, 2006.