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Federal Grand Jury Indicts Oklahoma City Man for Drug and Firearms Offenses Plus Witness Tampering

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA CITY – JUAN JABARI HOLLIS, 42, of Oklahoma City, has been indicted on drug and firearm related charges in addition to witness tampering, announced U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing.

On August 4, 2020, a federal grand jury in the Western District of Oklahoma returned a four-count indictment against Hollis.  In Count 1, Hollis is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm; in Count 2, with possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute; and in Count 3, with possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking. Finally, Count 4 charges Hollis with witness tampering, specifically that he attempted to influence, delay, and prevent the testimony of another person in criminal proceedings against him.

If convicted on Count 1, Hollis faces up to ten years in prison and three years of supervised release. If convicted on Count 2, Hollis could receive a term of imprisonment of up to twenty years in prison and three years of supervised release. Count 3 carries a mandatory term of imprisonment of not less than 5 years, to be served consecutive to any other term of imprisonment, and a term of supervised release of up to 5 years. Finally, if convicted of witness tampering as alleged in Count 4, Hollis could receive a prison term of no more than 20 years and a term of supervised release of no more than 3 years.

This case arises from an investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, along with the Oklahoma City Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Nick Coffey is prosecuting the case.

The public is reminded that this charge is merely an allegation and that Hollis is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.  To download a photo of U.S. Attorney Downing, click here.

Updated August 11, 2020

Topics
Drug Trafficking
Firearms Offenses