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District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 3, 2019

Billings woman sentenced to prison for meth trafficking

BILLINGS—A Billings woman who admitted trafficking methamphetamine after law enforcement found meth, drug making materials and $10,000 in silver coins in a residence she shared with her father was sentenced today to five years in prison and five years of supervised release, U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme said.

Brittany Nicole Green, 40, pleaded guilty in March to possession with intent to distribute meth.

Green’s father, Gregory Paul Green, 64, was sentenced in August to three years in prison. He pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute meth and possession with intent to distribute.

U.S. District Judge Susan P. Watters presided at both sentencings.

Prosecutors said in court records that law enforcement became aware of Gregory Green in December 2018 after a package that was addressed to Green was intercepted in Port Huron, MI. The package was labeled “Organic Fitness Vitamin” and opened by law enforcement. The package contained 1,471 Xanax pills. Investigators determined that 112 packages from various locations, including Canada, had been shipped to Green’s residence since December 2017.

Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Green’s house after the package was accepted by a person at the residence. Officers found meth, drugs and drug paraphernalia. In Green’s room was a computer displaying the “dark web” and a screen showing where the Greens were selling Xanax across the country. Agents also found meth totaling about 229 grams, or 8 ounces, along with packages and extensive packaging material, including hundreds of feet of glass tubing, glass beakers, a 100 pound butane tank and recipes for combining drugs. In addition, agents seized about $10,000 in silver coins.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Colin Rubich and Bryan Dake prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the Eastern Montana High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Task Force, the FBI and the Billings Police Department.

The case is part of Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN), which is the centerpiece of the Department of Justice’s violent crime reduction efforts.  PSN is an evidence-based program proven to be effective at reducing violent crime. Through PSN, a broad spectrum of stakeholders work together to identify the most pressing violent crime problems in the community and develop comprehensive solutions to address them. As part of this strategy, PSN focuses enforcement efforts on the most violent offenders and partners with locally based prevention and reentry programs for lasting reductions in crime.

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Updated October 3, 2019