Former prison guard James "Kimo" Sanders pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday afternoon in connection with the smuggling of drugs into the Halawa Community Correctional Center.
Sanders faces a minimum of five years in prison and a maximum of 50 years in prison on the drug and bribery charges.
As part of the plea agreement, the prosecution will dismiss remaining drug charges after sentencing.
Sanders is scheduled to be sentenced on June 26.
"We hope that this case will show our commitment to our hard working and dedicated employees and the public who expect us to weed out these types of illegal and dangerous activities," said Department of Public Safety Director Ted Sakai. "Although this is an unfortunate situation, this investigation and prosecution is a clear example of our continued focus on keeping our communities safe."
In a separate Halawa drug smuggling case, trial for Mark Damas is scheduled for April 15.
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