Newark Parking Authority Employee Admits to Narcotics Distribution and Being a Felon in Posession of Firearms
NEWARK, N.J. – An Essex County, New Jersey, man today admitted being a felon in possession of two firearms, and to distributing heroin and cocaine base (crack), U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.
Aughkay L. Green, a/k/a “K-Boogie,” 49, of Newark, pleaded guilty by videoconference before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden to a three-count indictment charging him with possession of heroin and cocaine base (crack) with intent to distribute and with being a felon in possession of numerous firearms and ammunition.
According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:
On Jan. 12, 2017, Green sold 25 bricks – later determined to be 38 grams – of heroin to “Individual 1,” for $1,200. On March 22, 2017, Green sold Individual 1 48.9 grams of crack cocaine for $2,250. Green was under law enforcement surveillance and observed to be dressed in his Newark Parking Authority uniform.
On April 1, 2017, Green, accompanied by an unidentified male associate, met Individual 1 in Irvington, New Jersey, where Green’s associate provided Individual 1 with: (1) a Smith and Wesson Model 21 .44 caliber handgun; (2) a Smith and Wesson Model 15 .38 handgun, and (3) 50 rounds of hollow-point .44 caliber ammunition marked “44 REM MAG FC.” Green’s associate received $1,360 from Individual 1, and subsequently provided Green with proceeds from the sale and discussed using these proceeds for the purchase of narcotics.
The count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute carries a statutory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum potential penalty of 40 years in prison. The count of possession of cocaine with intent to distribute carries a statutory maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 20, 2020.
U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Acting Special Agent in Charge Douglas Korneski in Newark; the New Jersey State Police, under the direction of Col. Patrick J. Callahan; the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, under the direction of Director Jared M. Maples; the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Homeland Security Investigations, under the direction on Special Agent in Charge Jason Molina; and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, under the direction on Special Agent in Charge Charlie J. Patterson, with the investigation leading to today’s guilty plea.
The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean C. Sovolos of the U.S. Attorney’s Office National Security Unit.