The Office of State Attorney Glenn Hess announces that on August 8, 2018, a six-member Bay County jury found Russell Holland guilty as charged of Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While License Suspended, Cancelled, or Revoked.
On March 14, 2018, Bay County Sheriff’s Deputy Sean Simonson conducted a traffic stop on Holland. The Deputy knew Holland’s license was suspended from a previous interaction with him earlier in the year. During a search incident to arrest, Deputy Simonson found methamphetamine in Holland’s pocket.
The jury deliberated for about 45 minutes before returning a verdict of guilty as charged for Possession of Methamphetamine and Driving While License Suspended, Cancelled, or Revoked. The Defendant had three prior convictions for drug offenses. Senior Circuit Judge Allen Register sentenced Holland to 24 months in the Department of Corrections. Assistant State Attorneys Cord Grimes and Rob Gunn prosecuted the case with the help of the Bay County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
For additional information, contact Chief Assistant State Attorney Larry Basford.