NEWARK PARKING AUTHORITY EMPLOYEE CHARGED WITH NARCOTICS OFFENSES AND BEING A FELON IN POSSESION OF FIREARMS

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NEWARK, N.J. B A Newark Parking Authority employee was charged today with selling heroin and crack cocaine and with possessing a weapon as a convicted felon, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Aughkay L. Green, a/k/a “K-Boogie,” 48, of Newark, was charged by indictment with one count each of possession with intent to distribute heroin, possession with intent to distribute cocaine base, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to the indictment:

On Jan. 12, 2017, Green sold 25 bricks of heroin, with a net weight of 38 grams, to Individual 1 for $1,200. On March 22, 2017, he sold the same person 48.9 grams of crack cocaine for $2,250. Green was under law enforcement surveillance and observed to be dressed in his Newark Parking Authority uniform at the time of that sale.

On April 1, 2017, Green, accompanied by an unidentified male, met Individual 1 in Irvington, New Jersey, where Green’s associate provided Individual 1 with: a Smith and Wesson Model 21 .44 caliber handgun; a Smith and Wesson Model 15 .38 handgun, and 50 rounds of hollow-point .44 caliber ammunition marked “44 REM MAG FC.” Green’s associate received $1,360 from Individual 1, and subsequently provided Green with proceeds from the sale and discussed using these proceeds for the purchase of narcotics.

The count of possession of cocaine base with intent to distribute is punishable by a statutory minimum penalty of five years in prison and a maximum of 40 years in prison. The count of heroin with intent to distribute count carries a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison. The count of possession of firearms by a previously convicted felon count carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

U.S. Attorney Carpenito credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Gregory W. Ehrie in Newark, with the investigation leading to today’s indictment.

The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean C. Sovolos of the U.S. Attorney’s Office National Security Unit.

The charges and allegations in the indictment are merely accusations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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