Last Updated on June 28, 2023 1:18 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. Tuesday June 27, 2023 – U.S. Attorney Dena J. King announced today that Jeremy David Greene, 47, of Lenoir, N.C., was ordered to serve 15 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for possession of a firearm by a felon and possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
Bennie Mims, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Charlotte Field Division, and Sheriff Alan C. Jones, of the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, join U.S. Attorney King in making today’s announcement.
According to information in court documents and today’s sentencing hearing, in April 2022, law enforcement received information that Greene was selling large amounts of methamphetamine in Caldwell County. Greene also had outstanding arrest warrants for state law violations. On April 14, 2023, law enforcement located Greene driving his vehicle in Lenoir. Court records show that law enforcement officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop of Greene’s vehicle, but Greene ignored law enforcement and sped away. Law enforcement deployed stop sticks, successfully stopping Greene’s vehicle, and Greene was arrested shortly thereafter.
According to court records, law enforcement searched Greene’s vehicle and seized more than 500 grams of methamphetamine, a 9mm pistol, 36 rounds of ammunition, and over $11,900 in cash. Greene has prior felony convictions, including Assault with a Deadly Weapon on Law Enforcement, and he is prohibited from possessing a firearm or ammunition.
Greene is currently in federal custody. He will be transferred to the custody of the federal Bureau of Prisons upon designation of a federal facility.
In making today’s announcement, U.S. Attorney King commended the ATF and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office for their investigation of the case and thanked the Caldwell County District Attorney’s Office for their invaluable assistance and coordination.
Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) William Wiseman of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte prosecuted the case. Mr. Wiseman is a state prosecutor with the office of the 26th Prosecutorial District and was assigned by District Attorney Spencer Merriweather to serve as a SAUSA with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Charlotte. Mr. Wiseman is sworn in both state and federal courts. The SAUSA position is a reflection of the partnership between the office of the 26th Prosecutorial District and the United States Attorney’s Office.