Mississippi man get more than 13 years in prison for attempting to sell 27 grams of meth

Published 5:21 pm Thursday, May 2, 2024

A Mississippi man was sentenced to more than 13 years in prison after attempting to sell 27 grams of methamphetamine.

Conel Lamont Holloway, 40, of Picayune, was sentenced to 160 months in federal prison in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.

According to court records, on November 2, 2018, Holloway sold 27 grams of methamphetamine to an individual for $700 in Picayune, Mississippi.

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Holloway was indicted by a federal grand jury on September 7, 2022.  He pled guilty on November 29, 2023, to possession with intent to distribute a controlled substance.

U.S. Attorney Todd W. Gee, Assistant Special Agent in Charge Anessa Daniels-McCaw of the Drug Enforcement Administration, and Acting Special Agent in Charge Eric DeLaune of Homeland Security Investigations made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Homeland Security Investigations.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.

This case is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor- led, intelligence driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks.