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Defendant: Keith Hollar (DOB 09/10/62)

Feb. 13, 2020 – Westchester County District Attorney Anthony A. Scarpino, Jr. announced Keith Hollar of Mount Vernon was sentenced to eight years in state prison for his role in a major drug enterprise operating in the City of Mount Vernon and the Bronx.

In April 2019, Hollar was charged along with 11 others in a 68-count indictment on charges of enterprise corruption, operating as a major trafficker, and possession of heroin and fentanyl.

Specifically, Hollar was sentenced to:

  • Eight years in state prison and five years post release supervision for Operating as a Major Drug Trafficker;
  • Eight years in state prison and four years post release supervision for 2 counts of Criminal Sale of a Controlled Substance in the Third Degree;
  • Three and a half years in state prison and five years post release supervision on Attempted Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree.

All sentences will run concurrent with each other.

Background
On April 11, 2019, an early morning drug sweep resulted in the arrest of 11 men on a 68-count indictment including charges of enterprise corruption, operating as a major trafficker, conspiracy, and criminal sale and possession of heroin and fentanyl.

The indictment covered a time span from Oct. 4, 2018, to March 22, 2019 and alleged that Hollar was one of two defendants who acted as directors of the “Daniels Controlled Substances Organization” (DCSO), an illegal organization that sold heroin and fentanyl and collected more than $75,000 in proceeds from selling those drugs. The brand stamp on their drug packaging was a red smiley face logo.

Hollar, a lieutenant of the DCSO, was appointed interim leader after the “boss” fell ill. Hollar had the authority to hire and fire members of the Enterprise, and supplied DCSO sellers with heroin and fentanyl and collected proceeds from the sales. He also sold heroin and fentanyl on the street.

On search warrants, officers seized 1.5 kilos of loose heroin, a half kilo of cocaine, 6,000 bags of heroin bearing the enterprise stamp-a red smiley face, $25,000 cash and a loaded .38 caliber revolver.

The bust was the result of a seven-month investigation led by MVPD narcotics detectives, the Westchester County Police and prosecutors from the District Attorney’s Investigation Division.

The case was prosecuted by the Westchester County District Attorney’s Gang, Firearms & Narcotics Bureau.

In compliance with the Rules of Professional Conduct, Rule 3.6, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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