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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Kentucky

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Paris Man Sentenced for Drug Trafficking and Firearm Offense

LEXINGTON, Ky.  — Bryant A. Holman, 25, of Paris, Ky., was sentenced by Chief United States District Judge Karen K. Caldwell, for conspiring to distribute cocaine base (crack cocaine) and for being a felon in possession of a firearm.  Holman was sentenced to 60 months’ imprisonment for each offense, to run concurrently.  Holman’s sentencing occurred on February 28, 2018.

Holman previously admitted to conspiring with others to distribute crack cocaine in Harrison and Bourbon Counties, beginning in March 2015 and continuing through September 2016.  During the investigation, officers found Holman in possession of a Jimenez .380 caliber semiautomatic pistol and a Hi-Point 9 mm semiautomatic pistol.  Holman is a convicted felon and prohibited from possessing a firearm.  Holman pleaded guilty to the charges on November 9, 2017.

Under federal law, Holman must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence, and, upon release, will be under the supervision of the United States Probation Office for a period of 5 years.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Stuart J. Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, ATF; and Richard Sanders, Commissioner of the Kentucky State Police, and Shain Stephens, Sheriff, Harrison County, Kentucky, jointly announced the sentence.

ATF and Kentucky State Police conducted the investigation.  Assistant United States Attorney Lauren Tanner Bradley represented the United States in the case. 

This case were prosecuted as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program that has been historically successful in bringing together all levels of law enforcement to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made turning the tide of rising violent crime in America a top priority. In October 2017, as part of a series of actions to address this crime trend, Attorney General Sessions announced the reinvigoration of PSN and directed all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to develop a district crime reduction strategy that incorporates the lessons learned since PSN launched in 2001.

Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses
Project Safe Neighborhoods
Updated March 1, 2018