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FRIDAY - May 30, 2008

ERWIN MAN SENTENCED TO EIGHT YEARS FOR BEING A FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle sentenced CHRISTOPHER JABAR GREEN, 36, of Erwin, North Carolina, to 96 months’ imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release.

A Federal Grand Jury returned a Criminal Indictment on September 5, 2007.On December 10, 2007, GREEN pled guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm. On January 10, 2007, a search warrant was executed on GREEN’s residence. The search revealed 1,234 grams of marijuana along with plastic baggies, digital scales and three surveillance cameras with monitors. Also found were a High Point .40 caliber pistol and a .45 caliber pistol. Behind the residence officers found 25 marijuana plants.

Mr. Holding stated, “The investigation and prosecution of this case was accomplished with authorities from all levels working together. With this type of teamwork, we are a prevailing force to take repeat offenders off our streets.”

Investigation of the case was conducted by the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Ethan Ontjes served as prosecutor for the government.

 

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