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Hammond man sentenced to 160 months imprisonment for drug and firearm violations

NEW ORLEANS – The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Louisiana announced today that defendant Larry Green (“Green”), age 38, of Hammond, LA, was sentenced to 160 months imprisonment by United States District Court Judge Wendy B. Vitter for possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime (Count 1) and conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute a substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine (Count 2). For Count 1, the Court imposed a sentence of 60 months to run consecutively to a 100 month sentence Green received for Count 2. Additionally, Green was ordered to serve 3 years of supervised release as to both counts to run concurrently and pay $200 in special assessment fees.  No fines were imposed in this case.

According to court documents, between February 2019 and April 2019, Green conspired to distribute or possess with intent to distribute approximately 3209 pills that contained 644 grams of a mixture or substance containing a detectable amount of methamphetamine. On Valentine’s Day 2019, Green possessed a loaded Taurus pistol in furtherance of one of his illegal drug transactions.

This matter was handled by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. United States Attorney Duane A. Evans is prosecuting the matter.