Guilty verdict in crystal meth case

LIHUE – Gary D. Ramos, 59, of Kōloa, was found guilty on Friday of six charges related to possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

A Fifth Circuit jury deliberated for five hours before finding Ramos guilty of one count of Promoting a Dangerous Drug in the second degree, a class B felony, two counts of illegal possession of drug paraphernalia, both class C felonies, and three petty misdemeanor counts of Promoting a Detrimental Drug in the third degree.

The verdict followed a three-day jury trial presided over by Chief Judge Randal G. B. Valenciano.

Testimony during the trial revealed that on Aug. 29, 2012, KPD vice officers executed a search warrant on Ramos and his residence in Kōloa. At the time, Ramos was in possession of 13 grams of methamphetamine packaged in multiple baggies as well as drug paraphernalia and marijuana.

Sentencing is set for Sept. 3.

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