Two Men Sentenced to Prison on Federal Drug Charges
Natchez, Miss. – Donyale Jerrel Holloway, 37, of Bogue Chitto, Mississippi, and Ennis Montgomery, 48, of Rockford, Illinois, were sentenced on December 5, 2017, by Senior U.S. District Judge David C. Bramlette III, for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 50 kilograms or more of marijuana, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst.
Holloway was sentenced to 211 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release and ordered to forfeit $53,674.00. Montgomery was sentenced to 51months in prison followed by three years of supervised release. Both defendants were also ordered to pay a $1500.00 fine.
The defendants were arrested after a lengthy investigation into a drug trafficking organization operating in South Mississippi. Montgomery was transporting marijuana in an 18-wheeler from Texas to Lincoln County, Mississippi. Holloway would then distribute the marijuana in Southwest Mississippi.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Safe Streets Task Force in Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics, the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Mississippi State Auditor, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, and the Hattiesburg Police Department. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry L. Rushing