Two felons receive lengthy probation on drug, robbery charges

Two convicted felons took a plea deal and were sentenced to 10 years of probation on drug-related and a robbery charge Monday in 119th District Court at the Tom Green County Courthouse. 

Keith Raymond Holland was in court on his birthday to agree to a plea deal with the state on manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance and a robbery of a habitation charge. In exchange for his guilty plea, Holland received 10 years of probation for each charge.

The drug charge stemmed from an incident on Aug. 7, 2015, law enforcement obtained a writ of possession for an apartment at Sweetbriar Apartments. According to court documents, they were met at the door by Holland. Law enforcement immediately smelled burnt marijuana. When Tom Green County sheriff’s deputies were clearing the residence for safety to make sure there were no other people present, they found a pipe in plain sight and a number of other items in the apartment indicating the illegal use of drugs.

Police seized a backpack containing a handgun, 4.3 grams of cocaine, Xanax, 35.4 grams of marijuana, a scale and sandwich baggies.

Holland, Keith

Keith Holland

After his initial arrest, Holland was released and broke into a residence on Aspen Avenue and stole several items. Holland admitted to police he stole the items.

Holland will serve two 10-year prison terms if he violates his probation.

Tiffany Holmes, 40, pleaded guilty to manufacture or delivery of a controlled substance, a first degree felony, and as part of an agreement  received 10 years probation and approximately $2,500 in fines.

The charge stems from an incident in January 2016, when Holmes was pulled over by police for failure to signal at a turn on South Bryant Boulevard and West Avenue U. Holmes did not provide correct identification. Police later found 7.1 grams of methamphetamine inside her bra during a pat down. She was also in possession of scales and plastic bags.

Holmes, Tiffany

Tiffany Holmes

Holmes could face prison time if she violates her probation.