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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, April 27, 2015

Quincy Man Sentenced As Career Offender

TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA – Walter Eric Holmes, 44, of Quincy was sentenced by United States District Judge Mark Walker to 180 months in prison for distributing cocaine and crack cocaine.  The sentence was announced by Pamela C. Marsh, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Florida.  Holmes, who pled guilty earlier this year, had a lengthy history of convictions, including seven drug felony offenses and an aggravated battery involving a shooting.

United States Attorney Marsh credited the success of this prosecution to the joint efforts of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and the Gadsden and Madison County Sheriff’s Offices.  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Michael T. Simpson.

The United States Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Florida is one of 94 offices that serve as the nation’s principal litigators under the direction of the Attorney General.  The office strives to protect and serve the citizens of the Northern District of Florida through the ethical, vigorous, and impartial enforcement of the laws of the United States, to defend the national security, to improve the safety and quality of life in our communities through the protection of civil rights, and to protect the public funds and financial assets of the United States.  To access available public court documents online, please visit the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida website.  For more information about the United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Florida, visit http://www.justice.gov/usao/fln/index.html.

Updated April 28, 2015