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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Tennessee

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, July 30, 2018

Local man sentenced to 140 months imprisonment for conspiracy to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine

Memphis, TN – A local man has been sentenced to 140 months imprisonment for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute and distribution of methamphetamine. D. Michael Dunavant, U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee announced the sentence today.

According to information presented in court, beginning in 2016 through August 2017, investigators with Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MGU) began investigating a drug trafficking organization distributing ecstasy pills, known as MDMA and methamphetamine in the Western District of Tennessee. William Green a/k/a "Mac Tuddy," 43, was identified as the source of supply for the ecstasy pills containing methamphetamine and MDMA.

U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said: "Methamphetamine continues to be a significant problem in West Tennessee, and ecstasy is a dangerous concoction that causes addiction and death at alarming rates. We commend the ATF and MGU for their outstanding work to take down this career drug offender."

During the investigation, agents used confidential sources who made recorded phone calls to meet Green and arrange to purchase ecstasy pills. In total, Green was held responsible for the distribution of over 104 grams of methamphetamine and 2.5 kilograms of MDMA, known as ecstasy pills. Based on Green’s record it was determined that he was a career offender.

On July 20, 2018, Green pleaded guilty to this charge and was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Sheryl H. Lipman to serve 140 months in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Multi-Agency Gang Unit (MGU).

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jerry Kitchen prosecuted this case on the government’s behalf.

Updated July 30, 2018