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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 5:22 p.m., Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Leilehua teacher accused of selling ice

By Ken Kobayashi
Advertiser Staff Writer


Lee N. Anzai

U.S. Attorney's Office photo

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A Leilehua High School teacher was arrested last night and charged with selling about 15 ounces of crystal methamphetamine to an undercover officer last month and this month.

Lee Nobuo Anzai was charged with five counts of selling ice five different times from Sept. 8 to last night before he was arrested at about 11:55 p.m. at the Pali Longs Drug parking lot, according to a federal criminal complaint filed this morning.

Authorities recovered a glass ice smoking pipe from Anzai, a federal affidavit supporting the complaint said.

Also, $3,000 in cash, a torch lighter, a gram scale and several plastic bags with residue consistent with being ice was were found in Anzai's car, the affidavit said.

A search of Anzai's Mililani home recovered a broken glass ice pipe, a scale, several marijuana "bong" pipes and a small amount of marijuana, the document said.

Three of the charges each carry prison terms of 10 years to life. The other two counts is each punishable by five to 40 years in prison.

Reach Ken Kobayashi at kkobayashi@honoluluadvertiser.com.