Frederick Man Exiled to over 8 Years in Prison on Federal Drug Charges
Prosecuted under “Frederick EXILE” Program
Baltimore, Maryland – U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Gary Holloway, a/k/a “Punchy,” age 32, of Frederick, today to 100 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, including powder and crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana.
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein; Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith; Frederick Police Department Chief Kim Dine; Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins; and Special Agent in Charge Theresa R. Stoop of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Baltimore Field Division.
“Exemplary coordination by local, state and federal law enforcement agencies is enabling us to make significant progress in fighting violent crime in Frederick County,” said U.S. Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein
“We are going to continue to target the violent criminals and gang members for Exile. We need to stop their spread in our community and continue to send a message to those outside of Frederick County that they cannot bring their violence here,” said State’s Attorney Charlie Smith.
“This investigation is an excellent example of how combining ATF’s expertise with our Federal, State, and local law enforcement partners allows us to greatly impact violent crime in our communities,” said the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Acting Special Agent in Charge Sheree Mixell.
“I praise the partnership between the United States Attorney’s Office in Baltimore, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms and Explosives, and the Frederick County State’s Attorney’s Office as well,” said Chief Kim C. Dine of the Frederick Police Department. “This is exactly why we asked that Project EXILE be expanded to Frederick. The result of the work of all of these agencies and the outstanding cooperation to reach that result exemplifies the effectiveness of EXILE as well as the teamwork involved.”
According to Holloway’s guilty plea, on March 6, 2009, members of the Frederick Police Department executed a search warrant at an apartment on Heather Ridge Drive in Frederick. Holloway and others were found in the residence and arrested. Holloway was searched and officers recovered a large plastic bag in the inner pants of the athletic shorts he wore under his blue jeans, which contained several smaller bags of crack cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin and marijuana. Officers also recovered $355 in cash from Holloway’s front pants pocket.
On May 13, 2009, the Frederick Police Department went to a residence on Providence Court in Frederick after received a tip that Holloway was there and had open warrants against him. Holloway was found in the home, but initially gave the officers a false name and identification card. Officers determined that the identification card was not valid and provided additional information to Frederick Police headquarters about Holloway’s physical appearance, including tattoos, and learned his true identity. Holloway was arrested and the room he had come out of when police arrived was searched. Officers recovered several small baggies of crack cocaine, heroin and marijuana in plain view.
Holloway is the fifth defendant prosecuted under the Frederick County EXILE program, which is a coordinated effort by local, state and federal agencies to fight violent crime.
U.S. Attorney Rod Rosenstein and Frederick County State’s Attorney Charlie Smith commended Assistant U.S. Attorney John Sippel, who is prosecuting the case and Assistant State’s Attorneys Melissa Bender and Jason Shoemaker who assisted in the investigation.