Illinois Man Sentenced for Marijuana Conspiracy
AUG 01 -- (E. St. Louis, IL) - A. Courtney Cox, United States Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois, announced today that on August 1, 2008, DENO GREEN, age 36, of Cahokia, Illinois, entered a plea of guilty to Count 1 of the Second Superseding Indictment, charging conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute marijuana. Deno GREEN was then sentenced in the United States District Court in East St. Louis on the conspiracy charge. Deno GREEN was sentenced to 57 months of imprisonment, three (3) years of supervised release, fined $200 and ordered to pay a $100 special assessment.
GREEN along with 10 others were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in May 2007 with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute marijuana. GREEN admitted prior to being sentenced to his role in the conspiracy and that he was involved with approximately 800 kilograms or approximately 1,760 pounds of marijuana between 2005 and 2006.
The investigation was conducted under the auspices of the Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force. Participating agencies included the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Illinois State Police. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel T. Kapsak.