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Texas man sentenced to 22 years for running Illinois-based drug distribution network

December 3, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Texas man sentenced to 22 years for running Illinois-based drug distribution network

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A resident of Houston, Texas was sentenced in Illinois Federal Court on Thursday to nearly 22 years behind bars for his role in a multi-state drug distribution network that supplied 120 kilos of cocaine throughout the U.S.

Jamie Ramon Green, 46, has been charged along with seven other co-conspirators in the drug trafficking probe, with running a cocaine distribution network based in Illinois, according to a press release issued by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Illinois.

Federal prosecutors are also seeking the forfeiture of $1,212,934 in cash and jewelry worth approximately $72,000, The Belleville Democrat reported.

The jewelry and roughly $45,000 were seized at a home in December 2015. The rest of the cash was seized at a home in Missouri.

The jewelry, according to court records, belonged to a co-defendant and also included a Rolex watch, a gold and diamond bracelet, and a gold chain with diamonds.

Earlier this year, the release revealed, that six of the defendants — Sammy Monroe, Rodney Smith, Dana Bell, Nahum Shibeshi, Astin Allison and Terrance Miles — were sentenced to various terms ranging between four and 14 years.

The seventh codefendant, Victor Johnson, has entered a guilty plea and is awaiting a sentencing hearing.

The federal indictment indicated that Allison, Shibeshi, and Miles transported cocaine from Texas to Missouri and Illinois.

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