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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00104-JAJ-SBJ
Judge: John A. Jarvey
Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa (Scott County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States District Attorney’s Office
Description: Davenport, IA - Criminal defense lawyer represented defendant charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances, felony possession of a firearm and ammunition.
Eric Joseph Holloway, age 29, of Davenport, was charged with Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances, Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime, and Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition.
On September 2, 2020, Holloway pleaded guilty to three counts of a nine-count indictment. The investigation began in December 2017 when law enforcement identified Holloway following a pursuit and located 33 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. In August 2018, Holloway was involved in a hit and run vehicle crash in Davenport, and, while fleeing the scene, threw marijuana, cocaine, and prescription pills into a nearby dumpster. In December 2018, law enforcement executed a search warrant at Holloway’s residence and seized cocaine, marijuana, a .45 caliber Glock 30 handgun, a .223 caliber Palmetto Arms rifle, and ammunition. In July 2019, law enforcement located Holloway in a vehicle with methamphetamine, crack cocaine, marijuana, morphine and fentanyl, prescription pills, and a loaded .40 caliber Glock 22 handgun. Holloway admitted possessing the firearms in this case in connection with and furtherance of his drug trafficking activities. As a convicted felon, Holloway was prohibited from owning or possessing firearms and ammunition.
This matter was investigated by the Davenport Police Department, Drug Enforcement Agency, and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office. This case was prosecuted by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Iowa.
CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE; 21:841(a)(1), 841(b)(1)(B), 841(b)(1)(D), 846; Conspiracy to Distribute Controlled Substances (Cocaine, Cocaine Base, Methamphetamine, and Marijuana)
PENALTIES FOR FIREARMS; 18:924(c)(1)(A)(i); Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime
UNLAWFUL TRANSPORT OF FIREARMS, ETC.; 18:922(g)(1), 924(a)(2); Felon in Possession of Firearms and Ammunition
Outcome: Defendant is sentenced to the custody of the BOP for a term of 240 months on Count 1 of the indictment and 180 months on Count 9 of the indictment, terms to be served concurrently, and 60 months on Count 8 of the indictment, to be served consecutively to Counts 1 and 9, for a total term of imprisonment of 300 months. 5 years supervised release on Counts 1, 8, and 9 to follow, all terms to be served concurrently. $300 Special Assessment ($100 on each count).