A 57-year-old Jefferson City man has been sentenced to 25 years and 10 months in federal prison without parole after pleading guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute. Authorities reported finding meth in the trunk of Michael A. Green's car when it stalled and was towed from an intersection in Grandview. Green was sentenced as a career offender due to his prior criminal convictions.

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News release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Missouri

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

Michael A. Green, 57, of Jefferson City, was sentenced by U.S. Chief District Judge Greg Kays 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, 2017 (the day his trial was scheduled to begin), Green pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine with the intent to distribute.

Green admitted that he was 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 therefore 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.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney D. Michael Green. It was investigated by the Grandview, Mo., Police Department and the Jackson County Drug Task Force.