Fulton man pleads guilty to federal drug charges

Jason Randall Holloway, 33, Fulton, pleaded guilty Monday in federal district court in Jefferson City to federal drug trafficking charges in Callaway, Boone and Cooper counties.

Holloway pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to distribute 100 kilograms of marijuana and five kilograms of cocaine from 2007 to 2010.

Holloway also pleaded guilty to three additional counts of possessing marijuana with the intent to distribute, distributing marijuana, and possessing marijuana and cocaine with the intent to distribute.

By pleading guilty, Holloway admitted he had been acquiring about 50 pounds of marijuana and one kilogram of cocaine each month for the past two years from his sources in Kansas City, mainly from Jaime Cerros-Perez, also known as Leonel Espinoza Jr., 31. Cerros-Perez was sentenced on Sept. 27, 2012, to seven years and three months in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to his role in the same conspiracy.

Holloway admitted he stored bulk amounts of marijuana at another person’s residence in Columbia. Law enforcement officers seized 117 pounds of marijuana from that residence on July 10, 2010.

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