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Two South Carolina men involved in drug trafficking get a total of over 19 years in federal prison

Spartanburg, South Carolina – Logan Holmes, 21, from Piedmont, got sentenced to over 11 years in federal prison. Christian Cruz, 28, from Enoree, received more than eight years. They both admitted guilt in a drug trafficking scheme involving cocaine and methamphetamine. The court heard that Holmes supplied large amounts of meth, and Cruz supplied large amounts of cocaine to their partners in crime.

According to the Department of Justice, at the time, Holmes was under home detention for a state conviction for intending to distribute cocaine. Despite this, he was supplying meth in the conspiracy. When state officers raided Holmes’ home, they found meth and five guns, two of which were stolen. At Cruz’s house, law enforcement discovered another five guns, including an illegal short barrel rifle.

United States District Judge Donald C. Coggins gave Logan Holmes a 135-month prison sentence, followed by five years of supervised release. Judge Coggins sentenced Christian Cruz to 98 months in prison, followed by four years of supervised release. The federal system does not allow parole.

This prosecution is part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) investigation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level drug traffickers, money launderers, gangs, and transnational criminal organizations that threaten the United States by using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach that leverages the strengths of federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies against criminal networks. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at https://www.justice.gov/OCDETF.

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This case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), U.S. Postal Inspection Service, Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, Greenville County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Enforcement Unit, and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jamie Schoen is prosecuting the case.

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