Takoma Park Man Pleads Guilty To Drug And Firearms Charges
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact ELIZABETH MORSE
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Greenbelt, Maryland – On January 31, 2018, Stanley Eugene Green, Jr., age 42, of Takoma Park, Maryland, pleaded guilty to Distribution of Heroin, and Possession of Firearms in Furtherance of a Drug Trafficking Crime. The guilty plea was announced by Acting United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Stephen M. Schenning; Special Agent in Charge Daniel L. Board, Jr., of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ Baltimore Field Division; and Police Chief Antonio DeVaul of the Takoma Park Police Department.
According to his plea agreement, between in or about February 2015, and continuing through April 27, 2017, in the District of Maryland and elsewhere, Green, together with others, distributed, conspired to distribute, and possessed with intent to distribute heroin and fentanyl. During the conspiracy, Green obtained distribution quantities of heroin (that contained fentanyl), and redistributed those drugs to users in Montgomery County, Maryland, and elsewhere.
In August 2016, law enforcement officers with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (“ATF”) and the Takoma Park Police Department received information from a confidential informant about narcotics distribution in Takoma Park, Maryland, specifically 636 Houston Court, Takoma Park, Maryland (an apartment complex with multiple residential units). Between August 2016 and April 2017, ATF and local law enforcement identified and investigated someone named “Rico” who was selling heroin (later found to contain fentanyl). Law enforcement identified “Rico” as Green.
In late January 2017, a victim who obtained heroin from Green suffered an overdose and required emergency medical attention. The victim fell into a coma and thereafter required hospitalization and physical rehabilitation, and was hospitalized for approximately 2½ months.
United States District Judge George J. Hazel has scheduled the sentencing for April 5, 2018.
As part of his plea agreement, Green will be required to forfeit the firearms and ammunition seized during the search of his residence, as well as the $37,592.00.
Acting United States Attorney Stephen M. Schenning praised the ATF Baltimore Field Division, Takoma Park Police Department, and Montgomery County Police Department for their work in the investigation. He also recognized the assistance Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration gave to the lead investigating agencies. Mr. Schenning thanked Assistant United States Attorney Thomas M. Sullivan, who is prosecuting the case.