GONZALES MAN SENTENCED TO SERVE 138 MONTHS
FOR METH LAB
BATON ROUGE, LA – United States Attorney Donald J. Cazayoux, Jr. announced yesterday that United States District Court Chief Judge Brian A. Jackson sentenced Manuel Wayne Holleman, age 44, to 138 months in prison, for manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine and other gun-related charges.
HOLLEMAN was arrested on February 7, 2011 after the Gonzales Police Department received information about possible drug-related activity at a Gonzales motel. Police found an active methamphetamine lab in HOLLEMAN’s motel room. A sawed-off shotgun and an additional firearm were also found in the motel room. When arrested, HOLLEMAN had a loaded semi-automatic pistol and several bags of methamphetamine in his jacket pocket.
HOLLEMAN was a convicted felon at the time of his arrest, and, therefore, he was prohibited from possessing a firearm. HOLLEMAN pled guilty to a five-count Indictment charging him with Possession with the Intent to Distribute Methamphetamine, Manufacturing Methamphetamine, Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Possession of a Sawed-off Shotgun.
This matter was investigated by Special Agent Daniel Green, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives, Gonzales Police Department, and Louisiana State Police. The matter was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney J. Lane Ewing, Jr.
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