Lexington Man Sentenced for Fentanyl Trafficking and Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

For Immediate Release

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A Lexington man Marcus Perry Green, 35, was sentenced on Thursday, by U.S. District Judge Karen Caldwell, to 12 years in prison, for possession with intent to distribute 40 grams or more of fentanyl and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

According to his plea agreement, on July 19, 2021, law enforcement conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by Green.  During the stop, a K9 unit alerted to the odor of controlled substances; and upon searching the vehicle, officers found approximately 252 grams of fentanyl and $17,100 in cash.  When arrested, Green had a pistol, with a full magazine.  Green admitted he had previously been convicted of a serious drug felony and he was not permitted to possess a firearm.

Under federal law, Green must serve 85 percent of his prison sentence.  Upon his release from prison, he will be under the supervision of the U.S. Probation Office for five years.

Carlton S. Shier, IV, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky; Erek Davodowich, Acting Special Agent in Charge, DEA, Louisville Field Division; Shawn Morrow, Special Agent in Charge, ATF, Louisville Field Division; Michael E. Stansbury, Special Agent in Charge, FBI, Louisville Field Office; and Chief Lawrence Weathers, Lexington Police Department, jointly announced the sentence.

The investigation was conducted by the DEA, ATF, FBI, and Lexington Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Roger West is prosecuting the case on behalf of the United States.

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