Port Charlotte Armed Career Criminal Pleads Guilty To Methamphetamine And Heroin Distribution Offenses And To Possessing A Firearm As A Convicted Felon
Tampa, Florida – Acting United States Attorney W. Stephen Muldrow announces that Ramon Green (35, Pinellas Park) today pleaded guilty to possessing with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set.
According to the plea agreement, in February 2017, officers from the St. Petersburg Police Department responded to a 911 call reporting shots fired in a St. Petersburg neighborhood and found Green, covered in blood, standing outside a residence. Green told the officers that he had been inside the house when he heard a gunshot and then found his girlfriend outside the backdoor bleeding from a gunshot wound to her chest. He also told the officers that he had dropped his girlfriend off at the hospital and then returned to the house to lock it up.
Further investigation revealed a large pool of blood outside the backdoor of the home. The officers also confirmed that Green’s girlfriend was in the hospital with a gunshot wound to her chest. The officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the home. A search of the house revealed approximately 15 pounds of marijuana, several ounces of cocaine, drug packaging materials, and a variety of personal items and paperwork indicating that the house belonged to Green. A bullet was also found in the wall near the pool of blood, outside the backdoor. Although Green denied shooting his girlfriend, his hands tested positive for gunshot residue.
This case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the St. Petersburg Police Department, and the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Taylor G. Stout.