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Jefferson City man sentenced to 25 years for meth possession

Jefferson City man sentenced to 25 years for meth possession

March 21st, 2018 by Associated Press in Local News

A Jefferson City man was sentenced in federal court Wednesday for possessing methamphetamine that was found in the trunk of his car after it stalled at an intersection in Grandview.

Michael A. Green, 57, was sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole. Green was sentenced as a career offender due to his prior criminal convictions.

On Aug. 23, the day his trial was scheduled to begin, Green pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Green admitted he had been behind the wheel of a vehicle parked at an intersection of a city street in Grandview. The vehicle was not running and had its hood up. Grandview police officers decided to tow the vehicle and conducted an inventory search before the towing. During the search of the vehicle's trunk, officers discovered a shoebox that contained more than 400 grams of methamphetamine.