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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Illinois

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, May 28, 2015

“Career Offender” Sentenced For Methamphetamine Distribution

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today that Sammy R. Holliday, age 43, was sentenced to 151 months in federal prison on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 for distributing methamphetamine.

Holliday, who has no recent fixed address, committed the federal offenses one month after his release from an Illinois state prison, where he had just served 5 years for manufacture of methamphetamine. Because of his extensive criminal record, Holliday was classified as a "career offender" under applicable federal sentencing guidelines.

Holliday pled guilty to federal charges of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, and Distribution of Methamphetamine, on February 3, 2015. At his change of plea hearing, Holliday admitted that he and another man sold methamphetamine to a DEA informant in Granite City, Illinois on three separate occasions in September and October, 2014. Holliday has been confined in federal custody since November 5, 2014.

The investigation which resulted in Holliday’s arrest and conviction was conducted by the Granite City Police Department; the Metropolitan Enforcement Group of Southern Illinois (MEGSI); and by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

The case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Robert L. Garrison.

Updated May 28, 2015