PERRY -- Andrew Martin Man Holiday will go to prison and pay $200,000 for his role in a major drug ring, Houston County District Attorney George Hartwig said Friday.
Holiday pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of trafficking methamphetamine and two counts of sale of methamphetamine. Hartwig said visiting Judge Tillman Self III sentenced him to 10 years in prison, followed by 10 years probation, and the fine of $200,000.
Hartwig said Holiday was the leader of a drug ring based at his familys compound in Kathleen. When the ring was busted by officers simultaneously serving seven search warrants, police recovered about six ounces of methamphetamine, growing marijuana plants, prescription drugs, guns and more than $60,000 cash.
Holiday lived in a trailer on the compound with David Baker.
Some of the drug transactions were done at a different trailer on Holiday Circle in Kathleen.
Baker previously pleaded guilty to one charge of trafficking methamphetamine and was given a 15-year prison sentence to serve four years, Assistant District Attorney Kirby Wincey said.
Another member of the ring pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana on Thursday, Hartwig said. Michael Lofton was sentenced to two years in prison followed by six years on probation and a $1,000 fine.
In May 2013, 40 people were indicted in connection with the drug ring.
The drug ring was investigated by the Houston County Sheriffs Office and the Warner Robins Police Department. Holiday was prosecuted by Wincey and Daryl Manns.
The case of Frank James Fountain, a former juvenile corrections officer arrested in the same busts, is pending in the Houston County courts.
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