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Virginia Man Indicted for Possessing More than a Pound of Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Alabama

BIRMINGHAM – A federal grand jury today indicted a Virginia man for possessing with intent to distribute more than a pound of cocaine in Greene County, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Robert O. Posey and Drug Enforcement Administration Assistant Special Agent in Charge Bret Hamilton.

A one-count indictment filed in U.S. District Court charges WILLIAM RONDELL HOLMES, 35, of Chesapeake, Va., with possessing the 500 grams or more of cocaine on Jan. 23.

The cocaine was discovered after an Alabama State Trooper stopped Holmes for speeding on Interstate 59.

The penalty for possession with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of cocaine is five to 40 years in prison and a maximum $5 million fine.

DEA investigated the case in conjunction with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency. Assistant U.S. Attorney Austin Shutt is prosecuting the case.

An indictment contains only charges. A defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.


Updated May 25, 2017