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BEAUMONT FELON SENTENCED FOR GUN/DRUG VIOLATIONS
BEAUMONT, Texas – A 32-year-old Beaumont, Texas man has been sentenced to federal prison for firearms violations in the Eastern District of Texas, announced U.S. Attorney John M. Bales today.
Troy Hosea Green pleaded guilty on Mar. 18, 2011, to being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession with intent to distribute crack cocaine and was sentenced to 96 months in federal prison today by U.S. District Judge Marcia Crone.
According to information presented in court, on July 23, 2010, on search warrant was executed at Green's home in the 3200 block of Magnolia in Beaumont. During the search, officers discovered approximately 7 grams of crack cocaine, drug manufacturing equipment, and a Glock handgun. Further investigation revealed Green was a convicted felon, having been previously found guilty of possession of a controlled substance in Jefferson County, Texas in 1999 and 2003. It is a violation of federal law for a convicted felon to own or possess firearms or ammunition. Green was indicted by a federal grand jury on Dec. 2, 2010 and charged with federal gun and drug violations.
This case was prosecuted as part of the Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative. Project Safe Neighborhoods is aimed at reducing gun and gang violence, deterring illegal possession of guns, ammunition and body armor, and improving the safety of residents in the Eastern District of Texas. Participants in the initiative include community members and organizations as well as federal, state and local law enforcement agencies.
This case was investigated by the Beaumont Police Department and the ATF and prosecuted by Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Baylor Wortham.