Kadena civilians face drug charges on Okinawa

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This photo, provided by Okinawa Regional Customs, shows a substance Japanese police would describe only as a "stimulant," connected to the April arrest of a U.S. civilian working at Kadena Air Base. (Courtesy of Okinawa Regional Customs)
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This photo, provided by Okinawa Regional Customs, shows a substance Japanese police would describe only as a "stimulant," connected to the April arrest of a U.S. civilian working at Kadena Air Base. (Courtesy of Okinawa Regional Customs)

Kadena civilians face drug charges on Okinawa

by: Chiyomi Sumida | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: June 08, 2016

NAHA, Okinawa — Two U.S. base workers and two Japanese nationals are facing drug charges in Okinawa.

Milton Richmond King II, 51, a civilian employee at Kadena Air Base, was arrested April 26 on suspicion of importing and using an unspecified stimulant drug, a Japanese police report said.

Police said King made arrangements with an unknown individual in the United States to mail 28 grams of the stimulant, which had a Japanese street value of about $17,800, to his off-base home in the Goya section of Okinawa City.

King allegedly made shipping arrangements with a Japanese friend, Amina Anthor Miyagi, 31, who was arrested on April 28.

Their urine tested positive for the presence of the illegal substance, police said.

Earlier, Brevon Kentrell Key, 23, a co-worker of King’s at Kadena, was arrested April 12 and charged with marijuana possession after police found 23 grams at his home in the Misato section of Okinawa City, a police report said. Key’s friend, Jeff Taiyo Robertson, 24, who has Japanese citizenship, was arrested April 10 after police found 13 grams of marijuana at his home in the Misato section of Okinawa City, police said.

sumida.chiyomi@stripes.com