Archive for Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Man gets 87 months for drug trafficking

June 11, 2008


A Lawrence man on Monday was sentenced to 87 months in federal prison for drug trafficking.

John Burke Holt, 40, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to manufacture, distribute or possess with intent to distribute more than 50 grams of crack cocaine. He also pleaded guilty to one count of unlawful possession of a firearm after a felony conviction.

In his plea, Holt admitted that in summer 2004 he conspired with a man named Don Marcus Gibler and others to distribute crack in Lawrence. In return for crack, Holt allowed Gibler and others to use his residence at 3700 Hartford to manufacture and distribute crack.

In August 2004, investigators serving a search warrant at Holt's residence found marijuana, crack and handguns.

Gibler was sentenced in October 2007 to 27 years in prison.

The case was investigated by the Lawrence Police Department, Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


vegetablegirl 9 years, 10 months ago

JB has been nothing but trouble all his life. A spoiled little rich kid gone bad.....

gbaker 9 years, 10 months ago

He will just sell it in prison!! Pay off a couple guards and have a HD TV and sauna.

jafs 9 years, 10 months ago

We could save a lot of resources by legalizing drugs.

drake 9 years, 10 months ago

"Why is it, do you think, that addicts rob, steal and murder?" - duplentyAre you serious or just high?Addicts steal and rob to feed their addiction. Most do not have jobs, and if they do, not very good ones."I wonder if legal, easily attainable drugs would impact that at all?"- duplenty againSure it would....we would have far more addicts than we do now trying to obtain the resources to feed their habit.Please put the crack pipe down now.

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