FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
WEDNESDAY - APRIL 22, 2009
NEW BERN MAN PLEADS GUILTY TO DRUG CONSPIRACY
RALEIGH - United States Attorney George E.B. Holding announced that in federal court on April 20, 2009, CARLOS EUGENE GREEN, 21, of New Bern, North Carolina, pleaded guilty before United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle to conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute fifty (50) grams or more of cocaine base (crack), and five hundred (500) grams or more of cocaine powder between June 2006 and January 27, 2009. GREEN faces up to life imprisonment, a fine of up to $4,000,000.00, and at least five years supervised release.
This case is part of Operation Fresh Start, an ongoing investigation being led by the New Bern Police Department targeting mid-to-upper level drug traffickers in and around New Bern, North Carolina. Operation Fresh Start has led to the conviction of seven drug dealers from New Bern, North Carolina, in United States District Court and more than 1,830 months of imprisonment.
The investigation against GREEN included four video-recorded controlled purchases of cocaine base (crack) from GREEN and obtained information from co-conspirators cooperating with law enforcement to support the conviction. GREEN has a prior felony drug conviction and numerous misdemeanor convictions.
In response to this case, Mr. Holding stated, “Operation Fresh Start, which began approximately 18 months ago, has now led to a seventh conviction in United States District Court of a drug trafficker operating in and around New Bern, North Carolina. While we believe there is more work to be done, the success of this investigation is due to the hard work of the men and women in New Bern Police Department Narcotics Unit. We are thankful for the dedication of these officers to dismantle drug conspiracies in their community and in our district.”
Assistant United States Attorney Joshua Royster served as the prosecutor for the government.
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