Operation Smoke and Mirrors Update: Charleston Man Pleads Guilty to Role in Methamphetamine Trafficking Organization
CHARLESTON, W.VA. – A Nitro man pled guilty to a federal drug charge today, announced United States Attorney Mike Stuart. Jon Green, Jr., 49, pled guilty before United States District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin to distribution of methamphetamine. Stuart commended the investigative work of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Department.
“114% increase in meth overdoses in 2017,” said United States Attorney Mike Stuart. “Methamphetamine trafficking is on the rise in West Virginia, but through our strong enforcement efforts and prosecution of meth dealers, we aim to stem the tide. Today’s meth is not the meth of just a few years ago. This meth is far more powerful, far more dangerous, and truly deadly.”
Green admitted that he sold methamphetamine on August 30, September 1 and September 14, 2017 to a confidential informant working with DEA. The transactions occurred at defendant’s 7th Street residence in Nitro.
Green faces from 5 to 40 years imprisonment and a $5 million dollar fine when he is sentenced on November 28, 2018.
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