Green testified that he made about $60,000 selling crack for Tyheim "Israel" Little and Trevor "Tragedy" Little from 1990 to 1996.
Police testified that the drug ring had contributed to many shootings on Charleston's East End and West Side and the three allegedly peddled as much as 11 pounds of crack from New York to Charleston. The Little brothers were sentenced to life in prison.
Green was arrested dozens of times more after his release from prison for minor drug possession charges, burglaries, assaults, domestic batteries and for violating several restraining orders, among other charges.
The city's murder rate is on par with previous years, Cooper said.
"The violence is no more frequent that it's ever been and we are on our sixth homicide this year ...," he said. "We just hope to bring justice to the victims and their family and that's what we are working on right now."
There were four homicides in 2011, while there were 11 in 2010, two of which remain unsolved.
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