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Houston Resident Sentenced to 262 Months in Federal Prison for Trafficking Cocaine

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Southern District of Illinois


A Houston resident was sentenced to federal prison on Thursday, November 30, 2017, for his role in a drug trafficking conspiracy resulting in the seizure of $1.2 million dollars in cash, $72,000 in jewelry, and several kilos of cocaine.

United States Attorney Donald S. Boyce announced the sentence for the Southern District of Illinois. Defendant Jamie Ramon Green, 46, was sentenced to 262 months in prison, five years of supervised release, a $1000 fine, and a $100 special assessment.

An indictment filed on February 18, 2016, charged Green, and seven coconspirators, for participating in a scheme to distribute approximately 120 kilos of cocaine across the country, including into the Southern District of Illinois. In addition to the drug crimes, the indictment sought forfeiture of $1,212,934 in U.S. currency seized on December 2 and 3, 2015, along with jewelry appraised at $72,000.

Earlier this year, co-defendants Sammy Monroe, Rodney Smith, Dana Bell, Nahum Shibeshi, Astin Allison, and Terrance Miles, were sentenced to prison for 168 months, 147 months, 87 months, 48 months, 151 months, and 121 months respectively. The remaining co-defendant in this case, Victor Johnson, has pled guilty and is awaiting sentencing.

This investigation was conducted as part of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF). The OCDETF initiative brings federal, state, and local law enforcement

agencies and resources together to identify, target and dismantle large national and international drug trafficking organizations. The investigation was conducted by agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Steven D. Weinhoeft.

Updated December 1, 2017

Drug Trafficking