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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Missouri

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Jefferson City Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Meth

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A Jefferson City, Mo., was sentenced in federal court today for possessing methamphetamine that was found in the trunk of his car after it stalled at an intersection in Grandview, Mo.

Michael A. Green, 57, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Green was sentenced as a career offender due to his prior criminal convictions.

On Aug. 23, 2017 (the day his trial was scheduled to begin), Green pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Green admitted that he was behind the wheel of a vehicle parked at an intersection of a city street in Grandview. The vehicle was not running and had its hood up. Grandview police officers decided to tow the vehicle and therefore conducted an inventory search before the towing. During the search of the vehicle’s trunk, officers discovered a shoebox that contained more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Michael Green. It was investigated by the Grandview, Mo., Police Department and the Jackson County Drug Task Force.

Drug Trafficking
Updated March 21, 2018