On Thursday, 2 leaders of a major Houston County drug ring both entered guilty pleas on multiple charges under the same indictment in a Houston County Court.
According to Houston County D.A. George Hartwig, Andrew Martin "Man" Holiday, pled guilty to one count of Trafficking Methamphetamine and two counts of Sale of Methamphetamine. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison, plus 10 years on probation, and a fine of $200,000.
His co-conspirator, Michael Lofton, pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Marijuana under the same indictment. He was sentenced to 2 years in prison followed by 6 years on probation and a $1,000.00 fine along with other terms of probation.
According to the D.A's office, Holiday, and co-defendants David Baker and Michael Lofton, were arrested after law-enforcement agencies executed 7 search warrants across Houston County on January 10th, 2013. During the raids, officers recovered more than 6 ounces of methamphetamine, numerous growing marijuana plants, prescription drugs, multiple firearms, and over $60,000.00 in cash. It was all part of a major drug-distribution ring in Houston County, led by Holiday.
Baker previously pleaded guilty and is currently serving his sentence, according to the D.A.'s office.