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Middle District of Florida

Thursday, April 30, 2015

St. Petersburg Drug Trafficker Sentenced To Prison

Tampa, Florida– U.S. District Judge Steven D. Merryday has sentenced Altwan L. Holloway (36, St. Petersburg) to 17 years and six months in federal prison for conspiring with others to possess with intent to distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine. He pleaded guilty on December 9, 2014.      

According to court documents, Holloway and others were involved in a years-long drug conspiracy that was responsible for the distribution of at least 149 kilograms of cocaine in St. Petersburg, Florida. Additionally, a search of a St. Petersburg residence used as a “stash house” by this drug trafficking organization for narcotics and money revealed digital scales, mixing agents, containers with cocaine residue, and a “kilo” press. Agents also located 850 grams of cocaine and $71,930 inside the stash house.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Shauna S. Hale.

This case was prosecuted as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) “Operation High Cargo.” The principal mission of the OCDETF program is to identify, disrupt, and dismantle the most serious drug trafficking and money laundering organizations and those primarily responsible for the nation's drug supply.

Drug Trafficking
Updated May 1, 2015