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Lexington Man Pleads Guilty to Trafficking in Crack Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Damine Alexander Green, 42, of Lexington, pleaded guilty today to the distribution of more than 28 grams of crack cocaine.

In the course of his guilty plea, Green admitted that, on May 2, 2018, he sold more than an ounce of crack cocaine.  Green also admitted that he sold crack cocaine on two other occasions in Lexington. 

Green had previously been convicted of three felony offenses for trafficking in cocaine, including being convicted of being a Persistent Felony Offender, in Fayette County, prior to the commission of this offense and was on parole at the time he committed this.

Robert M. Duncan, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky, and Stuart Lowery, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, jointly made the announcement.

The investigation was conducted by the ATF.  The United States was represented in the case by Assistant United States Attorney Roger W. West.

Green is currently scheduled to appear for sentencing before United States District Judge Danny C. Reeves, on December 7, 2018.  Green faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum sentence of life in prison.  However, any sentence following conviction will be imposed by the Court, after its consideration of the United States Sentencing Guidelines and the federal statute governing the imposition of sentences.

This case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), a program bringing together all levels of law enforcement and the communities they serve to reduce violent crime and make our neighborhoods safer for everyone.  Attorney General Sessions reinvigorated PSN in 2017, as part of the Department’s renewed focus on targeting violent criminals, directing all U.S. Attorney’s Offices to work in partnership with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement and the local community to develop effective, local strategies to reduce violent crime.

Updated August 24, 2018

Drug Trafficking
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