For Immediate Release
Vancleave Man Sentenced to Over 33 Years in Prison for Trafficking Methamphetamine While Possessing a Firearm
Gulfport, Miss. – A Vancleave man was sentenced to a total of 404 months in federal prison for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime, announced U.S. Attorney Darren J. LaMarca and Special Agent in Charge Kurt Thielhorn of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
Jeremy Green, 37, was sentenced on October 13, 2022, in U.S. District Court in Gulfport.
According to court documents, on October 20, 2021, police were called to the residence of Jeremy Green for a domestic dispute. Green’s wife had suffered a fractured nose and had to receive 3 staples to the back of her head, among other injuries. Law enforcement officers were able to arrest Green after a brief stand-off. At the time of his arrest, Green possessed 80 grams of methamphetamine and a stolen .45 caliber pistol. A subsequent investigation revealed that Green possessed the firearm for protection due to his drug trafficking activities and sold a total of 20 pounds of methamphetamine in the month leading up to his arrest.
Green was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 23, 2022. He pled guilty on June 27, 2022, to possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
The case was investigated by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Erica Rose.