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Eastern District of Pennsylvania

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 10, 2013

Philadelphia Man Indicted On Drug Charges

Michael Green, 30, of Philadelphia, PA, was charged by an indictment unsealed today with one count of conspiracy to distribute 280 grams or more of cocaine base (“crack”) and one count of conspiracy to distribute marijuana, announced United States Attorney Zane David Memeger. According to the indictment, Mr. Green was the leader of a drug trafficking organization that conspired to distribute approximately five kilograms of a mixture and substance containing crack in northwest Philadelphia and Montgomery County from at least March 2006 until at least July 8, 2009. Mr. Green also allegedly conspired to distribute marijuana between March 2009 and November 2009.

If convicted of both charges, the defendant faces a maximum possible sentence of life imprisonment with a mandatory minimum of 10 years imprisonment, five years to lifetime supervised release, a $10,250,000 fine, and a $200 special assessment.

The case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Mark B. Dubnoff and Kishan Nair.

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