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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Alabama

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, October 17, 2016

Armed Drug Dealer Sentenced In Federal Court

United States Attorney Kenyen R. Brown of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Houston James David Green, 24, of Chunchula, Alabama, was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison this morning.  Green had entered a guilty plea to two charges, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and carrying a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking felony, in April of this year.  Court documents reveal that Green was arrested three times in four months, and each time law enforcement officers found him in possession of methamphetamine ice, cash and guns.

United States District Court Judge Kristi K. Dubose imposed the 10-year sentence after observing at the sentencing hearing that the likelihood of recidivism was high, based on her review of the facts of his case.  The sentence consisted of five years on the drug count and five years on the gun count, to be served consecutively.  She also ordered that Green will commence a five-year term of supervised release when he is discharged from incarceration.  As conditions of his supervision, Green will be subject to testing and treatment for drug abuse.  Judge Dubose also ordered that Green pay $200 in special mandatory assessments.  The judge entered a separate forfeiture order for each of the guns seized from Green during the investigation. 

The case was investigated by the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office, the Saraland Police Department, the Citronelle Police Department and the Department of Homeland Security Investigations.  It was prosecuted in the United States Attorney’s Office by Assistant United States Attorney Gloria Bedwell.

Updated October 17, 2016