Hammond Man Pleads Guilty to Violations of Federal Gun Control Act and Conspiracy to Distribute Substances Containing Methamphetamine
NEW ORLEANS - United States Attorney Peter G. Strasser announced today that defendant LARRY GREEN (“GREEN”), age 37, of Hammond, LA, pled guilty on January 21, 2020 to (Count 1) possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 924(c)(1)(A) and (Count 2) conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846.
According to court documents, between February 2019 and April 2019 GREEN distributed approximately 644 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. On Valentine’s Day 2019, GREEN possessed a firearm in furtherance of one of the illegal narcotics transactions.
The court set sentencing in this matter for April 21, 2020. For Count 1, GREEN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of life and a $250,000 fine. Any term of imprisonment imposed for Count 1 is to be served consecutively to any other term of imprisonment. For Count 2, GREEN faces a maximum term of imprisonment of (20) twenty years and a $1,000,000 fine. For Count 1, GREEN faces up to (5) five years supervised release following any term of imprisonment and a $100 special assessment fee. For Count 2, GREEN faces at least (3) three years supervised release following any term of imprisonment, and a $100 special assessment fee.
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This matter was handled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the matter.