Organized Crime

Last of 3 men sentenced in tossing 3 pounds of meth from luxury Honolulu high-rise in 2012

This photo shows the One Waterfront Towers apartment complex Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Honolulu. Three men were sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 15 years for a case involving 3 pounds of crystal meth thrown from a 15th floor balcony of one of the apartments in the complex. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)

This photo shows the One Waterfront Towers apartment complex Thursday, May 7, 2015, in Honolulu. Three men were sentenced to prison terms ranging from five to 15 years for a case involving 3 pounds of crystal meth thrown from a 15th floor balcony of one of the apartments in the complex. (AP Photo/Jennifer Sinco Kelleher)  (The Associated Press)

When federal agents with a warrant arrived at a luxury Honolulu apartment in 2012, agents watching from the ground saw men throwing crystal meth over the 15th-floor balcony.

Court documents reveal details about the dramatic arrest that ended with about 3 pounds of meth blanketing the sidewalk. A pound of the drug sells for about $20,000 in Honolulu — double what it goes for on the mainland.

The three men in the apartment were charged with being part of a drug trafficking ring and later accepted plea deals.

Claude Sorrells was the last to be sentenced, getting a 15-year prison term Thursday. Last year, Linton Nicholson received a sentence of more than nine years, and Thomas Jackson got five years.

Court documents say the meth was smuggled from California.