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Sending Thousands of Fentanyl Pills through the Mail Leads to Federal Prison for Arizona Man

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

An Arizona man who sent thousands of fentanyl pills to Marion, Iowa, in the mail was sentenced May 1, 2024, to more than seven years in federal prison.

Dominique Holliday, age 28, from Tempe, Arizona, received the prison term after a December 28, 2023 guilty plea to one count of conspiracy to distribute a controlled substance and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. 

Information disclosed at sentencing showed that, starting in April 2021 and continuing until December 21, 2021, Holliday sent packages containing 200 to 300 fentanyl pills to an individual in Marion through the mail every two weeks, totaling approximately 3,200 pills.  The Marion man utilized a financial application to pay Holliday for the fentanyl pills, disguising the nature and source of the payments.  On two separation occasions in December 2021, an individual suffered non‑fatal overdoses after ingesting fentanyl pills that Holliday had sent to Iowa. 

Holliday was sentenced in Cedar Rapids by United States District Court Chief Judge C.J. Williams.  Holliday was sentenced to 87 months’ imprisonment, and he must also serve a five-year term of supervised release after the prison term.  There is no parole in the federal system.

Holliday is being held in the United States Marshal’s custody until he can be transported to a federal prison.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dillan Edwards and was investigated as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) program of the United States Department of Justice through a cooperative effort of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Marion Police Department; and the Cedar Rapids Police Department. 

Court file information at  The case file number is 23-CR-00021-CJW.

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Updated May 3, 2024

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