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September 29, 2006
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Hawaii officer who sold meth gets prison

The Associated Press
 
HONOLULU- A Honolulu police officer who sold methamphetamine while in uniform was sentenced Thursday to five years and five months in prison.

Fifty-year-old Robert Henry Sylva is no longer with H-P-D.

Sylva -- a 22-year veteran of the force -- had pleaded guilty to selling three ounces of meth to a police informant in March 2005 in a parking lot on Ward Avenue.

Two other charges of selling meth were dropped.

Assistant U-S Attorney Michael Kawahara told U-S District Judge David Ezra that through Sylva's cooperation his supplier was prosecuted and sentenced to ten years in prison.

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Under federal guidelines, Sylva could have received from seven years and three months to nine years in prison.






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