ST. LOUIS MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO CRACK CONSPIRACY AND DISTRIBUTION OF CRACK COCAINE
On June 16, 2011, Antonio Green, a twenty-nine year old St. Louis, Mo.- man pled guilty to one count of Conspiracy to Distribute and Possess with the Intent to Distribute 50 grams or more of Crack Cocaine and two counts of Distribution of 5 grams or more of Crack Cocaine, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, Stephen R. Wigginton, announced today. A sentencing date has yet to be set. However, because the Defendant has a prior drug felony conviction, at sentencing he will face penalties of 20 years’ to life imprisonment; a fine of up to $8 million, ten years mandatory supervised release, and a $100 special assessment for the conspiracy charge, and ten years’ to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4 million, eight years mandatory supervised release, and a $100 special assessment on each count of distribution.
Antonio Green was indicted along with four other individuals and charged with being a member of crack cocaine distribution organization in Madison, Ill.-
The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), with the Drug Enforcement Administration as the lead agency. The OCDETF initiative is designed to bring federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations.
This case is assigned to Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak for prosecution.