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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Arkansas

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Texarkana Man Sentenced To Over 12 Years In Federal Prison For Distribution Of Cocaine Base

Texarkana, Arkansas - Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Aundra Deon Holmes, age 38, of Texarkana, was sentenced today to 130 months on one count of Distribution of Cocaine Base, and a consecutive 15 months for violating the conditions of his supervised release on a previous conviction for methamphetamine distribution. The Honorable Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Texarkana.

According to court records, during July 2017, investigators with the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a controlled purchase for cocaine base utilizing a confidential source from Holmes. The substance purchased from Holmes was determined by the Arkansas State Crime Laboratory to be 26.02 grams of cocaine base.

Holmes was indicted by a federal grand jury in September 2017 and entered a guilty plea in February 2018.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Assistant United States Attorney Graham Jones prosecuted the case for the United States.



Drug Trafficking
Updated October 2, 2018