Orlando, Fla. — U.S. District Judge Wendy W. Berger sentenced Danny Wayne Holmes (62, Kathleen) to 15 years and 8 months in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. On June 14, 2022, Judge Berger sentenced co-defendant Robert Wayne Watson (59, Seville) to 9 years in federal prison. Holmes had pleaded guilty on February 23, 2022 and Watson had pleaded guilty on March 29, 2022.

According to court documents, Holmes and Watson were part of a conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine from a distribution center in Crescent City, via Watson’s home in Seville, to points in central Florida, including including Holmes’ location in Kathleen. Watson served as the main conduit for meth from Crescent City to street-level dealers. Additionally, Holmes obstructed justice by fleeing while on bail in this case.

Eleven others have already pleaded guilty and been sentenced for their role in the case. See below for details.

Respondent

(age, city of residence)

Plea date

Sentencing hearing date

Incarceration

Alejandro Alvarado

(30 Crescentville)

11/02/21

03/31/22

25 years

Miguel Angel Perez

(29 years old, Deland)

12/14/21

03/31/22

12 years, 3 months

Jose Martinez

(43 Crescentville)

11/16/21

03/31/22

12 years, 3 months

Miguel Angel Ortiz

(39 Crescentville)

11/30/21

02/15/22

5 years, 10 months

Jonathan Arroyo Ontiveros

(25 Crescentville)

11/30/21

02/16/22

5 years, 11 months

Noel Bueno Jr.

(27 Crescentville)

08/24/21

11/16/21

3 years

Robert Wayne Watson

(59, Seville)

03/29/21

06/14/22

9 years

Danny Wayne Holmes

(61 years old, Kathleen)

02/23/22

07/14/22

15 years, 8 months

George Edward Sykes

(46, Bunnell)

11/16/21

04/07/22

6 years, 10 months

David John Doer

(56, Astor)

11/16/21

02/16/22

4 years, 9 months

Dina Dynnette Kempher

(38 years old, Satsuma)

11/30/21

02/15/22

2 years

This matter was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation with assistance from the Drug Enforcement Administration, Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, Clay County Sheriff’s Office, and County Sheriff’s Office of Volusa. He was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Dana E. Hill.

This case was part of an investigation by the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OECDTF). The OECDTF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OECDTF program is available at www.justice.gov/OECDTF.

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