Caruthersville man sentenced to 262 months in prison for role in drug conspiracy

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A Caruthersville man was sentenced to over 21 years in federal prison for his role in a methamphetamine conspiracy.

Willie Bernard Hollywood, 42, was sentenced to 262 months of incarceration on one count of conspiracy to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine. Hollywood appeared before United States District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. on Monday, in Cape Girardeau.

Hollywood was also ordered to forfeit $73,960 in drug proceeds and will be placed on supervised release for a term of five years after the completion of his incarceration.

Hollywood was arrested after officers observed him meet with a suspected drug courier in Kennett and found him to be in possession of twenty pounds of methamphetamine. Agents also seized $73,960 in drug proceeds as a part of the investigation, which has been forfeited. Hollywood has a criminal history which includes convictions for armed robbery, and a prior Federal conviction for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Distribute and Possession of a Firearm in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime in 2006.

Agencies who participated in the investigation include the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Drug Enforcement Administration, Missouri State Highway Patrol, SEMO Drug Task Force, Dunklin County Sheriff’s Department and Kennett Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Timothy J. Willis handled the prosecution for the Government

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