09/17/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/18/2021 02:11
HONOLULU - A federal grand jury returned an indictment yesterday charging Makoa K.F. Wilson, 26, and Jessica R. Lorrin, 30, both residents of Oahu, with the gunpoint robbery of an Oahu game room establishment. The indictment also charges Wilson and Lorrin with possession of 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute; with possession of a privately made firearm-commonly referred to as a 'ghost gun'-in furtherance of that drug trafficking crime; and with possession of ammunition after having each sustained a felony conviction.
Judith A. Philips, Acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Hawaii, said that according to the indictment, Wilson and Lorrin committed an armed robbery at an illegal game room on Keaulana Avenue on July 15, 2020. Acting U.S. Attorney Philips emphasized the continued commitment of the U.S. Attorney's Office to combating illegal game room activity, as well as the robberies, drug trafficking, firearm offenses, and other crimes frequently associated with them.
If convicted, each defendant faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison on the robbery charge, a minimum of ten years and up to life in prison on the methamphetamine trafficking charge, a mandatory five years in prison consecutive to the term of imprisonment on the drug charge, and up to ten years in prison for possession of the ammunition. An indictment is merely an allegation and all defendants are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
Acting U.S. Attorney Philips recognized the investigative work of Homeland Security Investigations ('HSI') and the assistance of the Honolulu Police Department ('HPD') that resulted in this indictment. Assistant U.S. Attorney Micah Smith is handling the prosecution.