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Toledo Man Sentenced to More Than 23 Years in Prison for Role in Drug Trafficking Conspiracy and Illegal Possession of Firearm

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Ohio

TOLEDO  – A Toledo man was sentenced to spend more than 23 years – or 280 months – in prison by U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary on Feb. 8, 2023, after he pleaded guilty to multiple charges stemming from his role in a Toledo-area drug trafficking conspiracy.

Jackie Green, 53, pleaded guilty in July 2022 to conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances, distribution of controlled substances, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court documents, beginning in December 2019, Green and more than 20 other co-conspirators conspired together to traffic large amounts of fentanyl, crack cocaine, and cocaine in the Toledo area.  Court documents say that Green received large amounts of drugs from various suppliers and then further distributed those drugs to others. 

Court records show that members of the conspiracy used cell phones and code words to conceal their activity and multiple residences in the Toledo area to store, break down, package, and distribute their narcotics and proceeds.  Furthermore, court documents state that Green used various vehicles to transport and deliver the narcotics that he sold.

In September 2020, Green was found by law enforcement authorities to be in possession of a firearm.  Green was prohibited from possessing a firearm due to multiple previous drug trafficking convictions in the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas.

On December 16, 2020, federal, state, county, and local law enforcement authorities participated in a wide-ranging takedown operation of 24 individuals involved in the drug trafficking conspiracy.

This effort was part of an Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Forces (OCDETF) operation. OCDETF identifies, disrupts, and dismantles the highest-level criminal organizations that threaten the United States using a prosecutor-led, intelligence-driven, multi-agency approach. Additional information about the OCDETF Program can be found at

This case was investigated by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, Toledo Metro Drug Task Force, and the Northwest Ohio Interdiction Task Force.

The FBI Safe Streets is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, Sylvania Township Police Department, and the Oregon Police Department. The Toledo Metro Drug Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, Bureau of Criminal Investigations, Lucas County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF).  The Northwest Ohio Interdiction Task Force is comprised of the FBI, Toledo Police Department, and the Lucas and Wood County Sheriff’s Offices.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Alissa M. Sterling, Robert N. Melching, and Sara A. Al-Sorghali.


Daniel Ball 

Updated February 23, 2023

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