Spokane, Washington — Antoinne James Holmes, 23, of Cusick, Washington, in northeast Washington, was sentenced to 168 months in federal jail. Holmes pleaded responsible to conspiracy to distribute fentanyl on April 7, 2022. Holmes’ sentence comes similtaneously a 151-month sentence being served for associated conduct in Idaho. Holmes was additionally ordered to be launched below supervision on the finish of his 5-year sentence and make amends.
According to courtroom paperwork, Holmes, together with a co-defendant, was a distributor of fentanyl-enriched tablets in each east Washington and Idaho. On each May 14, 2020 and November 16, 2020, Holmes was contacted by legislation enforcement in jap Washington and located in possession of fentanyl-laced tablets and firearms. Holmes’ fentanyl commerce straight impacted many lives in jap Washington and Idaho. On August 28, 2020, Holmes distributed fentanyl to a 16-year-old in Bonner County, Idaho, who later died of a fentanyl overdose. Holmes was prosecuted for this distribution in the District of Idaho and concurrently sentenced to 151 months in jail. On November 16, 2020, Holmes and his co-defendant used fentanyl in the presence of a five-month-old child. The youngster overdosed on fentanyl however survived. Holmes was additionally recognized because the provider of fentanyl to a Newport, Washington man who later died of a fentanyl overdose.
The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, Pend Oreille County Sheriff’s Office, Newport Police Department, Sandpoint Police Department and Idaho State Police.
“Unfortunately, this is another tragic example of how a pill can kill,” mentioned Jacob D. Galvan, Acting Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Seattle Field Division. “We will continue to work with all of our state, local and federal partners to hold individuals like Mr. Holmes to account and ensure our communities remain safe and healthy.”
US Attorney Vanessa R. Waldref, Chief Federal Law Enforcement Officer in the Eastern District of Washington, acknowledged: “Our hearts exit to all people and households affected by this horrible drug. As a results of Mr Holmes’ involvement in the distribution of fentanyl, a household suffers the lack of their sixteen-year-old youngster in the morning. That momentous phrase displays how Mr Holmes was caught utilizing fentanyl not as soon as, however twice, placing different kids in danger. I’m grateful for the mixed efforts of our legislation enforcement companions who work each day to preserve jap Washington secure and powerful by eradicating this poison from our communities.”
This case was prosecuted by Michael J. Ellis, Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Washington.