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Man gets 1 year for drugs, still faces federal gun counts

WAILUKU — A Kahului man who is also facing federal firearms charges has been sentenced to a one-year jail term for possessing drugs found in a search of his residence.

Ikaika Reinhardt, 38, was placed on four years’ probation at his sentencing Aug. 15.

He had pleaded no contest to third-degree promoting of a dangerous drug and unlawful possession of a firearm. Other charges were dismissed in exchange for his pleas.

Reinhardt said he was participating in drug treatment on Oahu after being released on a $50,000 unsecured bond in a federal case.

“I understand he’s in treatment, but the time to have started that was long ago — not after being picked up by the feds,” 2nd Circuit Judge Peter Cahill said in imposing the one-year jail sentence.

Reinhardt was arrested July 6, 2016, when police executed warrants to search him and his residence on Ano Street.

Police reported finding five oxycodone pills, a bolt-action rifle, 0.081 gram of crystal methamphetamine and paraphernalia including a scale, plastic packets and a glass smoking pipe. Reinhardt told police the firearm belonged to a friend and that he was prescribed the oxycodone but would sell it to make money, according to police.

In the federal case, Reinhardt is charged with receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

He allegedly received two rifles from co-defendant Barret Paman in exchange for 3.54 grams of crystal methamphetamine on March 7. The rifles were among 19 firearms stolen in a burglary of a Waiehu residence on March 7, according to a complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Honolulu.

Reinhardt, Paman and two other men were charged in the complaint.

Paman, 31, of Hana was charged with possession of stolen firearms after being implicated in the burglary, according to the complaint.

Keoni Kuhaulua, 39, who gave no local address, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm after he received a handgun that was stolen in the burglary. The handgun was thrown out a window of a stolen Jeep that Kuhaulua was driving March 8, according to police.

Jonathan Corn, 40, of Wailuku was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime. Paman gave Corn a stolen rifle in exchange for a $40 bag of crystal methamphetamine, according to the complaint.

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