Kadena civilian gets suspended sentence in meth case
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published: July 26, 2016
CAMP FOSTER, Okinawa — A civilian employee at Kadena Air Base received a suspended sentence for importing and abusing methamphetamine, a serious and rare crime in drug-averse Japan.
Milton Richmond King II, 51, was sentenced to three years in prison Monday by a three-judge Naha District Court panel but will avoid jail time if he stays out of trouble for five years.
In its decision, the panel cited King’s previously pristine record, confession and remorse.
The judges said they wanted to give King the opportunity to seek rehabilitation in the community. He will likely not face mandatory deportation because he has family ties to the area and will not be subject to drug testing.