MONROE, La. – United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced that a Monroe man was sentenced Monday to 77 months in prison for distributing methamphetamine.
Antonio D’Andre Holmes, 36, of Monroe, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Robert G. James on one count of distribution of methamphetamine. He was also sentenced to three years of supervised release. According to the March 8, 2016 guilty plea, Holmes was recorded selling methamphetamine on August 13 and 25, 2015. A confidential informant picked up the illegal drugs at Holmes’ Monroe residence and paid a total of $3,180. The methamphetamine bought during the sales weighed a total of 47.8 grams.
The defendant was arrested as part of Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Operation “River City Blues.” The DEA, the Louisiana State Police, and the Lufkin Police Department investigated the case. The OCDETF program is a joint federal, state and local cooperative approach to combat drug trafficking and is the nation’s primary tool for targeting national and regional level drug trafficking organizations, coordinating the necessary law enforcement entities and resources to disrupt and dismantle the targeted criminal organization, and to seize its assets.
Assistant U.S. Attorney James G. Cowles Jr. prosecuted the case.