Bowie PCP Dealer Sentenced to 14 Years in Prison
GREENBELT, MD—U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte sentenced Ricky Lee Holloway, age 31, of Bowie, Maryland, today to 14 years in prison, followed by five years of supervised release, for distributing more than 30 kilograms of phencyclidine (PCP).
The sentence was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Special Agent in Charge Stephen E. Vogt of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Special Agent in Charge Karl C. Colder of the Drug Enforcement Administration—Washington Field Division; and Chief Mark A. Magaw of the Prince George’s County Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, beginning no later than September 2011, Ricky Lee Holloway conspired with others to distribute and possess with intent to distribute PCP and other controlled substances in Prince George’s County, Maryland, and its surrounding area. A co-conspirator manufactured PCP, which he would package and ship to Holloway and other coconspirators in Maryland. Beginning no later than 2011 and continuing through at least September 2012, the co-conspirator supplier established bank accounts at various national banks and sent Holloway ATM cards by which Holloway could access the accounts. Holloway and other co-conspirators deposited cash into those accounts to pay for shipments of drugs that the co-conspirator supplier sent to Maryland. Holloway and other local coconspirators sent the co-conspirator supplier over $700,000 for drug shipments using this method of payment. In exchange, Holloway received more than 30 kilograms of PCP, which he then redistributed in Maryland and the surrounding area.
As part of his plea agreement, Holloway will forfeit two 2007 Mercedes Benz sedans, and a 2007 Chevrolet Corvette that were either purchased with proceeds of the conspiracy or are forfeitable as substitute assets.
Co-defendants Gary Antonio Green, age 35, of Temple Hills, Maryland, and Jesse Fletcher, age 26, of Landover, Maryland, pleaded guilty to their roles in the drug conspiracy. Green was sentenced to five years in prison on January 14, 2015, and Fletcher is scheduled to be sentenced on January 26, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. Co-defendant Raymond Bullette III, age 34, of Los Angeles, California, was convicted of conspiracy to distribute PCP after a four day trial and is scheduled to be sentenced on April 20, 2015, at 9:30 a.m.
In related cases, Richard Brown, age 29, and David Chittams, age 34, both of Lanham, Maryland, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute phencyclidine (PCP), and were sentenced to 10 years and seven years in prison, respectively. Shawn Anthony, age 35, of Landover, Maryland, pleaded guilty to distribution of PCP and was sentenced to five years in prison. Kyle Daniels, age 36, also of Landover, pleaded guilty to distribution of PCP and illegal possession of a firearm and was sentenced to 51 months in prison.
Ricky Lee Holloway’s younger brother, Richaco Fernandis Holloway, age 24, of Camp Springs, Maryland, was previously sentenced to 57 months in prison, for being a felon in possession of a gun. According to testimony presented at Richaco Holloway’s two-day trial, on July 3, 2013, a music label belonging to Ricky Lee Holloway posted a video in which Richacho Holloway was filmed holding a .45 caliber handgun with an extended magazine. The video was shot at a building that had been converted into a music studio and doubled as a distribution hub for Ricky Lee Holloway’s PCP distribution operation. During a search conducted at the music studio during a takedown of Ricky Holloway’s PCP trafficking activity, agents recovered the firearm Richaco Holloway was filmed holding in the rap video. Richaco Holloway was prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition due to a 2008 conviction in Prince George’s County Circuit Court for robbery with a deadly weapon and for which he was on parole.
United States Attorney Rod J. Rosenstein commended the FBI, DEA and Prince George’s County Police Department for their work in the investigation. Mr. Rosenstein thanked Assistant United States Attorney Adam K. Ake, who prosecuted this Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force case.